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Published:July 22nd, 2016 09:40 EST

Feral Cats Defend Chicago Brewery From Rats

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A brewery in Chicago enlisted the help of four feral cats to defend their grain from rats and other pests.

The four cats Venkman, Ray, Egon and Gozer were brought in to Empirical Brewery in December to help keep the brewery`s pest problem under control.

Empirical Brewery brought the cats in from Tree House Humane Society and offered them a home in exchange for their work.

`We built them a house, we feed them, we change their litter and in exchange they offer the best pest control solution around,` they wrote."


I love my cats, Tico and Ebony, I spoil them to death but they don`t do anything to earn their keep.

I`m glad to know that their are cats somewhere in the world that actually work for their room and board. Kudos to Empirical Brewery for thinking outside the box, and using rescue cats to fight their rat problem.

I wish I knew what brands of beer Empirical Brewery sells so I could support them for their cat friendly posture.

One of the kitties has his own Twitter account which chronicles his daily adventures at the brewery:

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