This pendant is modeled after a roof tile cat - a figurine commonly put on the top of the roof in south-west China.
The Tile Cat on the roof protects the house from evil spirits, ghosts, fire and flood. If your house caught fire once you are urged by the locals to put a Tile Cat on your roof to prevent future disasters. It will help to righten your bad Feng Shui.
This believe is still common with the people in many parts of Yunnan province in China.
You might need a ring to connect it to a necklace.