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Courthouse "Hires" Cat To Solve Rat Problem

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Credit: Hendersonville Times News Credit: Hendersonville Times News

The Hendersonville Times News reports the county has a new solution for a rat problem at the Historic Courthouse. Mr. Jingles, an abandoned tabby, was brought in from the Henderson County animal shelter. Rats have been in the building for months raiding snacks and sugar packets and killing plants.

Maintenance crews put out rat poison but say it wasn't enough. They brought in another cat named "Rascal" who wasn't much help. They say he was big enough to do the job but was afraid. He was sent back to the animal shelter and later adopted.

That's when they picked up "Mr. Jingles". They let him roam the secure part of the building during the day, visiting employees in different departments. They say so far he is doing a good job, rats have been disappearing since they brought him in.

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