So I was attacked by a rat while throwing out garbage in the neighborhood now called RAMBO (Right Above the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), in Brooklyn New York–my hometown. Throwing out the trash for two building down there doesn’t seem like very glorious work, but believe you me, it definitely pays well by the hour.
The street I was processing garbage on had two large buildings being built, causing rats to surface at an alarming rate. What’s worse, a public high school for troubled teens opened up on the corner where they would throw out mountains of trash bags filled with school lunch waste. Yuck.
So I go to open the recycling can and a giant rap jumped straight at my face! I karate chopped it before it could bite me but I tell you–it was a quick reaction that I got lucky on. I’ve moved through life in slowmotion and it’s amazing that I didn’t sustain a major motherfucking injury on this one.
I told a resident of the building what happened and he had similar horror stories. He said him and a few people got together and discussed feeding the ally cats. The cats were fed very little from humans but always came around looking for a free meal.
Fast-forward a year into the future and there are no rats to be found! The strategy works. I created FCAR some time after when I decided cat blogging was the way to go. I also though how the ASPCA and other government animal control groups, capture stray cats, imprison them, and when nobody adopts them, they’re euthanized. I say let the prisoner cats on death row free–where there are too many rats! They will earn their freedom.
When I googled “feral cats against rats”, I found that others before me had had success with this approach. There’s a pretty cool Huffington Post article on it.
Thanks for reading this. Next week I’ll post how you can get involved… Stay tuned for more!