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Mon, Jan 7 | By Matt Van Hoven | 480

LOS ANGELES – With the help of a local animal outreach group, feral felines in LA are being enlisted to help quell rodent problems at area law enforcement buildings. According to the LA Times, the Working Cat Program (WCP) is an effort… more ›

Feral Cats Find Work With LAPD
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barb  a.
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barb a.
5 years ago

This is a great solution to the feral cat problem or at least a big help

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Ethan W.
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Ethan W.
5 years ago

good solution!

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marc h.
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marc h.
5 years ago

this sounds like a good solution

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Betty W.
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Betty W.
5 years ago

sounds like a workable plan

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cassie r.
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cassie r.
5 years ago

That works!

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di
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di
5 years ago

If any one has had a mouse attack, they can eat papers and do allot of damage quickly, just imagine an office. Glad to hear that the feral cats are being properly managed and taken care of for an useful purpose.

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HUMANE SOCIETY O.
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HUMANE SOCIETY O.
5 years ago

This is called turning a negative into a positve.

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EddieWayne
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EddieWayne
5 years ago

Galveston needs to take notice of what is happening in L.A. concerning ferals.

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Sheila S.
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Sheila S.
5 years ago

What a great idea. Another situation that shows co-existance between species really does work. When will we learn? Great forward thinking city leaders and pro active animal welfare orgs.

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karen b.
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karen b.
5 years ago

that sounds like someone was thinking good idea

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Jello1
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Jello1
5 years ago

This sounds like a well-planned action. I hope it works and can become a model for other parts of the country

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Geoff L.
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Geoff L.
5 years ago

Finally, recognition of the value of feral cats!

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Chitown
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Chitown
5 years ago

Another good nonlethal solution for an animal problem -- for the cats, of course, not so much for the rodents. At least the rodents have a chance to vacate the targeted area, and when cats catch a few of them, well, it's natural. Hooray ultimately for Alley Cat Allies.

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Sarah  W.
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Sarah W.
5 years ago

Great, hopefully this helps and educates people that these "Wild" cats can be helpful.

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Thad R.
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Thad R.
5 years ago

This is a good example of nature at its best. Cats are supposed to control the rodent population. It is just that the balance has gotten so out of whack. If we learn from the laws of nature, we can take care of many of these problems that have gotten out of control, like the overrunning of rodents in major cities.

Now, if we could just control the feral cat overpopulation problem. Again, out of balance.

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Chainball
5 years ago

Good way to make a good thing out of a rough situation. Feral cats get a very bad rap only because they are allowed to overpopulate and become a nuisance of their own.

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Janet R.
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Janet R.
5 years ago

Program will help people realize that feral cats are more than just a public nuisance.

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Andy K.
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Andy K.
5 years ago

Even if they do acclimate to the new areas, I am concerned about relocating the animals. It seems like it could be awfully stressful on them. But, then again, the alternative could be a lot worse.

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Melissa and Bossie F.
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Melissa and Bossie F.
6 years ago

I'm happy they found a way to naturally get rid of the rodants. I would prefer to hear this than hear that they are killing them with toxins and poisions or traps.

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Crys I.
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Crys I.
6 years ago

This is wonderful! I wish there were so many more things of this nature around. What innovation. We need this kind of problem solving in so many more areas! Huzzah to the thinkers behind this.

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JoAnne B.
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JoAnne B.
6 years ago

Yes!!! Feral cats can and are loved by humans but just in a different way.

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JoAnne B.
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JoAnne B.
6 years ago

These type of programs are great. Keep it up for the cats and their people, too.

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Ashlee S.
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Ashlee S.
6 years ago

Innovative solution!!

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D. Rene
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D. Rene
6 years ago

sounds like a good solution.

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Jill6Johnson
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Jill6Johnson
6 years ago

Interesting story. It is always a good thing if the animals do not have to be killed

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Mary G.
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Mary G.
6 years ago

Excellent story. The feral cats are housed and fed, the rats run for the hills or become a tasty meal. The cats are neutered and their population stabilizes. Everyone is happy. Good for the Voice of Animals and its Working Cat Program.

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Rachel G.
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Rachel G.
6 years ago

This is awesome. I used to work at a police department and they were in serious need of some rat-hunting-cats.

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Melissa7271
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Melissa7271
6 years ago

Sounds like they have a lot of these details worked out already which is good. I hope all goes well.

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Flowerhead910
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Flowerhead910
6 years ago

Great give & take program. Glad it's working.

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Hymcheng
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Hymcheng
6 years ago

Cool solution!

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Iseeurn
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Iseeurn
6 years ago

see everybody and everything has something they are good at

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Tanya F.
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Tanya F.
6 years ago

This would be good for the shelters to utilize when they get a bunch of feral, unadoptable cats from an area. I don't know how that would do everywhere but it may catch on. I'd rather feed a cat than a rat.

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linda s.
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linda s.
6 years ago

ok you fix one problem, rats, then you have another, cats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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E G.
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E G.
5 years ago

Not really, since TNR is done and the cats are a contained community. Better to have monitored cats than rats-run-wild.

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Sarah M.
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Sarah M.
6 years ago

That is just cool.

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5doxiemom
6 years ago

interesting program

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WANSTREET
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WANSTREET
6 years ago

Better than euthanizing all the feral cats.

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Elineen
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Elineen
6 years ago

I guess this is good.

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Seana B.
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Seana B.
6 years ago

My mom sent me a clipping of this article from her local paper. I think this is such a great solution, a win-win for everyone involved! Hopefully more cities will try these kinds of programs . . .

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Jamie
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Jamie
6 years ago

Good to hear a story about about feral cats. Hope LA remembers how the ferals helped them after the rat population is gone.

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Cassie3
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Cassie3
6 years ago

When our Attila was still transitioning from being an outdoor "stray" cat to an indoor cat, she was instrumental in keeping down the mice population in our neighborhood and our neighbors wanted us to let her outside periodically! Once Attila was an indoor cat, our neighbors had a flood of mice inside their houses.

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arnie
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arnie
6 years ago

other cities should be doing this

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arnie
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arnie
6 years ago

see, cats can be saved

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FruitLoopLucy
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FruitLoopLucy
6 years ago

I was wondering if they have been move more than one time.. Love this idea..

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FruitLoopLucy
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FruitLoopLucy
6 years ago

work cats are doing good here getting rid of the rats..

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Anne W.
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Anne W.
6 years ago

I like the work cats, thats so cool.....

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Anne W.
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Anne W.
6 years ago

great program some of the other cities that have a feral problem sure needs to check this program out ASAP>>>>>>

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8critters
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8critters
6 years ago

This is a wonderful feral cat program! How thoughtful this is, and I bet people there have a whole new take on ferals. Great!

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Jobe
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Jobe
6 years ago

Sounds interesting

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Laurel C.
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Laurel C.
6 years ago

What keeps them inside???

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Teresa K.
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Teresa K.
6 years ago

I think feral cats are one of the most unappreciated breed of animals.Now people can see they have a purpose and maybe even start to take a shining to them.Just because they don't want to be petted doesn't mean they are not beautiful animals to see and watch go about their business.

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