Alley Cat Rescue is proud to announce our launch of a “Working Cats” program. This program will place cats in local businesses and warehouses to assist with rodent control and office morale. These are cats who would be stressed out in a home or outdoors but could thrive hanging out in a warehouse all day or patrolling around a store.
There are many benefits to having cats in workplaces. For warehouses, cats can provide a non-chemical and easy rodent control solution. Rat complaints are up in cities all around the country as mild winters lead to high populations of rats. Cats are known for hunting rats but even just having a cat around a building can scare rats away. In retail buildings, cats can become customer staples. The bodegas in New York City are famous for housing cats that customers come to visit. Further, no matter what office environment you work in a cat can provide for a cute way to de-stress while at work! Working Cats programs are growing throughout the country. There are currently programs such as ours in New York City, Chicago, Baltimore, Los Angeles, Phoenix and other cities.
If you are a business owner who is interested in getting a working cat or know of a business who would like a cat, please contact us at 301-277-5595. Our working cats are spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped. Adopters must provide the cats with food, water, shelter and long-term vet care. Adopters should also have a transition plan for putting the cats into the workplace.
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