Chancellor George Osborne's pet cat Freya was hit by a car last night.
A Downing Street spokeswoman has said the wandering feline, who went missing earlier this year, was not seriously injured in accident.
It is unclear where the incident happened or whose car was involved.
The news came as cat enthusiasts around the globe celebrated World Cat Day.
In May, the cat was chauffeur-driven back home after turning up frightened and lost in Vauxhall where she was found by homelessness outreach worker Kate Jones who identified her from the tag on her collar.