Speaking of which, this is a GREAT story. I would have never thought of it. I hope shelters all over start doing it.
It seems like dog people want to own an animal, and the stupid dogs are happy to oblige. Maybe cat people want to be owned — if so, their cats seem more than willing to fulfill that fantasy.
That's a great story/program. Cats are also much happier when they have a purpose (just like everyone), and are just plain incredible at killing. That's why big cats are so dang scary.
Nowadays I get free cats on craigslist. But it has been a problem on shelters with people who want "mousers" are denied. I went to a shelter with (no BS) 400+ cats. They parted like the red sea when I pulled in, and there were 3 cats on my truck when I came back to it. Anyhow, I was denied a cat because of my wanting it to eat mice. I recued/"adopted" all 5 of my dogs and I am pretty much a perfect candidate otherwise.
Glad to see them use sense with these "hard case" cats, I do know that cats get killed in shelters at a much higher rate than dogs.
And it's good dogs are kinda dumb, because we pretty much rely on stockholm syndrome to make them love us.