Larry, the chief mouser to the Cabinet Office, prowls outside the door of No. 10 Downing St. in London earlier this month. Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Victoria Thomas' backyard was overrun with rats a few years ago. She tried everything from trenching and underground fencing to poison traps but nothing worked — until she got three feral cats. Courtesy of Victoria Thomas hide caption

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Facing A Growing Rat Problem, A Neighborhood Sets Off The Cat Patrol

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Hard to resist. But if they're marijuana edibles, not such a treat. James A. Guilliam/Getty Images hide caption

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When Pets Do Pot: A High That's Not So Mighty

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From Bored To Blown Away: Feline Reactions To 'Music For Cats'

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Not My Job: Singer Robert Earl Keen Gets Quizzed On Cats

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These Tunes Are Music To Your Cats' Furry Ears

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Lori Piper, right, and Aleks Gramza treat Bart on Tuesday at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Bart was hit by a car, buried and apparently crawled back to his owner five days later. Danyelle Ho/AP hide caption

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When It Comes To Furry Muses, Cats Are For Brevity And Dogs Are For Books

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Miami-Dade County's animal shelter takes in more than 28,000 dogs and cats each year. In 2012, the county adopted a resolution that the shelter would become a no-kill facility. But even no-kill shelters can euthanize up to 10 percent of their animals. Greg Allen/NPR hide caption

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No-Kill Shelters Save Millions Of Unwanted Pets — But Not All Of Them

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What's Mittens Thinking? Make 'Sense' Of Your Pet's Behavior

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