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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-17-2016, 01:05 PM Thread Starter
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Ferals in the news

This came up on my CNN news feed, what a great story. In Chicago, there is a shelter providing mini feral colonies for rat control.
Cats, the ultimate weapon in public health - CNN.com
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-17-2016, 06:47 PM
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That is very cool. Thanks for posting. I'm glad it is working for them. Rats are a terrible problem.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-17-2016, 09:55 PM
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That was a great story. Feral cats get a home and appreciation for their talents. And the city can cut down on the use of poisons.
There is a farm across from my feral barn that has grain bins. Grain attracts rats and from time to time one ended up in my barn. Literally ended up - I saw two dead, uneaten rats on my barn floor, with the cats looking very pleased with themselves. I have an idea they don't taste very good.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-20-2016, 12:58 AM
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I saw a story about that on a different website (don't remember where, though). What a great idea that was - it works out well all around: businesses don't lose supplies, residents no longer have rats, numerous kitties have shelter and food, and the shelter gets money!

Do I remember something about 400 rats in someone's backyard? Can you imagine??
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