Chairman Meow is a cat that belongs to Magnus Bane.
Magnus found him abandoned in an alley near his apartment building with three other kittens, deciding only to keep Chairman Meow while he gave the other three away.
He is a tiny creature that is spooked easily, and Magnus is fond enough of the cat to throw him birthday parties—keeping the promise he once made to always throw birthday parties for his cat. His name is a parody of China's former leader, "Chairman" Mao Zedong.
- City of Bones (first appearance)
- The Course of True Love (And First Dates)
- City of Ashes
- What to Buy the Shadowhunter Who Has Everything
- The Red Scrolls of Magic
- City of Lost Souls
- The Voicemail of Magnus Bane
- City of Heavenly Fire
- Born to Endless Night (mentioned only)
- The Lost Book of the White
- The Land I Lost
- Chairman Meow is a mixed breed cat.
- Chairman Meow, according to Alec Lightwood, likes anyone who scratches him behind the ears.
- According to Magnus, he never dates anyone Chairman Meow doesn't like.