From nuisance to needed: Feral cats in Manatee County are being put to work.

A program through the county’s animal service’s takes the cats to places where they are needed.

The cats are especially good workers for people who need them to catch mice, vermin and rats, WWSB reports.

If you’re not a cat person, that is OK. The animal service’s website for the working cats said they’re not exactly the cuddling type either. They just need food and shelter, and after that, they will mind their own business.

WWSB reports that the cats are ideal candidates for jobs at farms and businesses, including EMS stations in throughout the county.

“For us, we enjoy them, just having them around being able to break away from the daily stress of our job,” Sherri Pellien, a paramedic with Manatee County EMS, told WWSB.

More information on these feline friends can be found at the Manatee County Animal Services Working Cat Program’s website.

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