Chicago Tackling Rat Problem By Releasing Feral Cats

Chicago is releasing 1,000 feral cats to help the city's rat problem:

A Chicago animal shelter is using feral cats to tackle the city’s rat problem. 

The Windy City has ranked number one on pest control company Orkin’s list of the “rattiest cities” in the U.S. for six consecutive years, as Chicago has had the most rodent pest treatments. 

In an effort to rein in the explosion of rodents, the Tree House Humane Society kicked off a program to release feral felines into areas experiencing rat problems. 

After humanely capturing the feral cats, the humane society spays or neuters the animals and places them into residential and commercial settings with rodent infestations to act as an environmentally friendly rodent control. 

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