A modern day Rat Patrol has been created to rid the streets of rats in a program designed to save the lives of these cats and put them to work doing what comes naturally.

The Working Cats program is a Los-Angeles based animal rescue group and has placed feral cats in a handful of rat and mice infested areas. Rather than killing the rats the scent from the cats drive them away. It’s a very humane way of dealing with the problem.

Holly scares the rodents away at home, a deli in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Holly scares the rodents away at home, a deli in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

The Los Angeles Police Dept has started using feral cats in parking lots and building of various divisions with great success. Read more about feral cats in the Los Angeles Police Dept.

You can find out more about the Working Cats program here.

More about Feral Cats in New York city.

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