Blue Collar Cats, an innovative program by Washington DC’s Humane Rescue Alliance, pairs rescued feral cats with local businesses to help with pest control. Since DC was recently named the third most rat-infested city in the nation, this program should fare well and save unadoptable cats. “That’s always the first goal: we want to place animals in adoptive homes,” Lauren Lipsey, the Alliance’s vice president for community programs, told Washingtonian Magazine. “But cats that don’t exhibit a lot of social behavior towards humans don’t have a lot of options, particularly if they don’t have a safe community or colony to go back to.” Learn more about the program on the Humane Rescue Alliance’s website. And even though I realize that the headline of this post practically begs for political commentary, please remember that the Conscious Cat is a politics-free zone and comments referencing politics will be deleted.
If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, I shared a deeply personal story about how my first cat Feebee literally saved my life, on Monday, we told you about a new study that confirms that dry food increases the risk of diabetes for cats, on Tuesday, we shared important information about cat carrier safety, on Wednesday, we talked about the little pockets on your cat’s ear, on Thursday, we shared some adorable cat pens with you, and on Friday, we reviewed The Lost Cats and Lonely Hearts Club.
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Have a great weekend!
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.