Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: November 1, 2022 by Crystal Uys
In a new program funded by the Mayor’s Alliance for New York City’s Animals, some of the city’s feral and stray cats now have a job to do: to control the rat population. Feline rat patrols watch over the city’s bodegas, delis and other businesses. Four cats roam the loading dock at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, where food deliveries and garbage have drawn rodents for years. “We used to hire exterminators, but nature has a better solution,” said Rebecca Marshall, the sustainability manager at the 1.8-million-square-foot center. Read the full story on CBS New York.
If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we talked about how cats can save our souls, on Monday, we celebrated Halloween, on Tuesday, we launched our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide, on Wednesday, guest blogger Tamar Arslanian introduced us to some of her favorite New York City shop cats, on Thursday, we told you where you will be able to watch the movie A Street Cat Named Bob, and on Friday, we reviewed Shop Cats of New York.
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Have a great weekend!
About the author
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.