LAPD Mounted Platoon Enlists Cats To Control Rodents

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When its tough tabby took off, the horse barn housing the LAPD's Mounted Platoon could have been overrun by rats and mice. But enter partners Willie and Harry. They're the newest grads of the "Voice for the Animals" Barn Cat Academy. Rats take note —they are at the top of their class.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. When it's tough tabby took off, the horse barn housing the LAPD's Mounted Platoon could have been overrun by rats and mice. But enter two new officers from the feline corps - partners Willie and Harry. Harry, by the way, is the talktative one. They're the newest grads of the Voice for the Animals Barn Cat Academy. Top of their class - rats take note. As the mounted police equine keeper told the LA Times: They know the beat. It's MORNING EDITION.

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