We ailurophiles often forget that there are many cats who don’t want to live in a house being spoilt with soft cushions, food on demand and endless cuddles!
There is a whole army of feral cats who are so used to living outside that they wouldn’t cope well with a domesticated environment.
Now many animal shelters allow these to be working cats who can thrive outside of a domestic situation. After all, it is in the cat’s nature to control rodents so these cats are adopted by businesses, farms and other properties with a rodent problem.
Working cats are a cleaner alternative to toxic pesticides, they’re less expensive, safer and more effective.
All the cats want in return is safe shelter, regular food, clean water and basic health care — otherwise, they’ll mind their own business and take care of your pest problem in the process. Some of these cats may become a little more social in time if they get used to lots of people around, but mostly they keep to themselves and just show up for dinner.
The cats are usually fixed, microchipped and vaccinated with the adopter sometimes, but not always, paying a basic fee.
It may take a short period of time for the cat to settle in and be effective, but rats are intelligent, and word spreads quickly that your property is no longer a safe place for pests. Before long, the mere presence of your feline employee will be enough to keep most rodents away.
If you are interested in getting a working cat, put Working Cat Program into a Google search to get more information.
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