This is going to read as if i'm batshit insane, but look into it for yourself. This is a well known and well documented event that actually happened.
The CIA tried to use cyborg cats to spy on the russians.
You read that right. It was known as project 'Acoustic Kitty', and the idea was to implant a microphone and a transmitter surgically into a cat, then use said cyborg cat to record goings on at Kremlin and Soviet embassies in the 60's.
The project reportedly cost over $20,000,000 in total. It was abandoned in 1967 because they had trouble training the cats.