CUTE FERAL CATS KILLING RATS. This article in the Daily Mail describes the efforts of the NYC Feral Cat Initiative to control the New York City rat population. Volunteers trained by the NYC Feral Cat Initiative trap wild cat colonies and relocate them. In addition to killing rats, the cats drive rats away with their scent and droppings.
The Daily Mail article features four cats at the Javits Center-—-Sylvester, Alfreda, Mama Cat and Ginger —- who were lured to its loading docks about two years ago with pet food brought by animal-loving employees. The article quotes a Javits Center official: “We used to hire exterminators, but nature has a better solution….And cats don’t cost anything.”
This article in New York Magazine by Chas Danner describes a similar service of the Tree House Humane Society in Chicago, which manages some 650 cat colonies in the city.
The Daily Mail article has a lot of pictures of cute feral cats.