This phrase indicates an intense degree of need. Cats are useless when it comes to assisting people. If one will go so far as to accept even the help of a cat, one really is in desperate need.
A: Ano, chotto gomennasai. Koko no jimusho, kyoo, hikkoshi de, neko no te mo karitai yoona isogashisa na no. Atode denwa suru wa.
A: Uh, sorry. You know at our office we’re in the middle of a move today and we’re swamped. I’ll call you later.