These once homeless, unemployed cats are now gainfully employed as full-time, all-natural pest control for businesses and homeowners all across the US.
According to Humane Animal Rescue’s Blue Collar Cats program, these mouse-hunting purrfessionals are “the perfect new hire for wherever pests interfere with your inventory.
Cats produce a chemical signal that terrifies mice; their smell literally acts as a mouse deterrent, making them particularly effective and all-natural pest control.
But what happens to these “unadoptable” cats when they aren’t part of a TNR program or can’t find forever homes?
Unfortunately, with shelters often overrun with more adoptable homeless cats, euthanasia is often the fate of these “less-than-ideal” pets.
This symbiotic relationship provides these normally “unadoptable” cats with a home, food and positive interaction with humans.
In many cases, this positive socialization leads to the cats enjoying their safe environments and becoming affectionate mascots for the companies they protect from mice. »