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

TNR'ed feral cats protect a brewery from rats

The CNN video tells us that Chicago has the worst rat problem in America. A lot of people think that domestic, stray and feral cats are not very effective at catching rats. It depends upon the individual cat but the important point to note here is that we are not discussing how effective feral …

Read more

Nigerian leader advises citizens to adopt a cat to ward off Lassa fever

Emir of Potiskum

The emir of Potiskum, Yobe State, Nigeria, whose name is Alhaji Bubaram Ibn Wuriwa Bauya, wants the citizens of Potiskum to adopt a domestic cat or cats to keep rats at bay. Infected Mastomys rats contaminate food and household items with urine or faeces. This transmits the disease to people, which is endemic in …

Read more

Modern domestic cat is a poor rat catcher because their role is to be a companion

Pampered pet cats of today are not great rat catchers

Compared to 2,000 years ago the modern domestic cat is smaller, pampered and flabby and not, in general (there will be exceptions), an effective rat catcher. As prey mice are safer and smaller. Modern domestic cats are 15% smaller than domestic cats of Ancient Egypt. The cats of 2,000 years ago were not only …

Read more

Criticizing the study which says that cats are reluctant to prey on rats

Kitten attacks toy mouse

All over the Internet, at the moment, there is the result of a study on the predation of rats by feral cats which took place in New York City, USA. Misconception The conclusion of the study is that feral cats have little interest in attacking and killing rats. Therefore, the public has a misconception …

Read more

follow it link and logo