HomeHuman to cat relationshipworking catsChicago cat shelter sells groups of feral cats for up to $600 to combat city’s rat problem

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Chicago cat shelter sells groups of feral cats for up to $600 to combat city’s rat problem — 1 Comment

  1. What a wonderful sympatico relationship! Since the ferals are from a shelter, those cats have already been vetted, gotten shots, spayed/neutered before being sold. So however many cats are bought, it will never multiply.

    The shelter wins by placing cats for a fee; people win by cats creating their own ‘clan’ to live a decent lifestyle while being a deterrent to rats! Think of the thousands lost with rat-infested grain, be it a brewery, bakery or foodservice entity.

    Lastly, having the cats around changes the atmosphere. Cats, even in sleep, have a calming effect. I know when I look at a cat, it just makes me smile.

    It’s not a new concept, though. I refer to the U.K.’s history of having cats in the theatres, greengrocers, et al, to keep the rat population under control way back in time. Do some businesses still use rats as a deterrent in the U.K.?

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