Across the city, delis and bodegas are a familiar and vital part of the streetscape, modest places where customers can pick up necessities, a container of milk, a can of soup, a loaf of bread.
Amid the goods found in the stores, there is one thing that many owners and employees say they cannot do without: their cats. And it goes beyond cuddly companionship. These cats are workers, tireless and enthusiastic hunters of unwanted vermin, and they typically do a far better job than exterminators and poisons.
To Dismay of Inspectors, Prowling Cats Keep Rodents on the Run at City Delis
Maybe this is where the idea for Deli-Cat brand cat food came from.
Can we get some of these kitties at City Hall? There's a big rat problem there, both inside and out!