Web Extra: Cats at Work Project | Chicago Tonight | WTTW

Feral cat

Feral cat (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s a program that provides a useful task for community cats. Their job is rodent control and because they seem to do their job well, they are winning people over. Just give a homeless cat a job….

“In some neighborhoods, like Lincoln Park, there are a lot of restaurants but not a lot of stray cats, which is bad for rodent issues. What we decided is we would approach people to talk about relocating feral cats to their backyards.

The Tree House Cats at Work Program is a “green” humane program that removes sterilized and vaccinated feral cats from life-threatening situations and relocates them to new territories where their presence will help control the rodent population. It helps cats and the community, because it gives the cats a place to live, and it provides a great service for the community.” via Web Extra: Cats at Work Project | Chicago Tonight | WTTW.