(DAILY CALLER) – An animal shelter in Chicago has released over 1,000 feral cats onto Chicago streets since 2012 to help fight the city’s rat infestation. The Tree House Humane Society spays or neuters the cats after capturing them and then releases the cats into residential and commercial areas, according to the shelter’s website.
Chicago has been ranked number one on the “rattiest cities” list published by the pest control company Orkin for six years straight, according to WGN News.
The cats released back to the streets are part of the Tree House Human Society’s Community Cats program. Cook County passed an ordinance in 2007 that allows the shelter to create managed feral cat colonies. The cats released to kill the rats come from these Community Cat colonies.
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