Skip to comments.Military working cat program underway at 'The Old Guard'
Posted on 03/31/2013 5:23:59 PM PDT by SMGFan
JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. (April 1, 2013) -- The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), is doing its part to cut down on military spending with the implementation of a new cutting edge program which will use military working cats to work alongside military police.
Currently, U.S. Army Military Police, or MPs, most often use German Shepherd and Belgian Malinois dogs for narcotics detection, tracking criminals and for taking down criminals, thus reducing the risk of injury to MPs.
"I think it's a great idea," said Sgt. 1st Class Tyler Radmall, platoon sergeant, 947th Military Police [MP] Detachment, 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard). "There are so many homeless cats in the Virginia area. Not only will the Army have a more cost-effective working animal, but we will be doing our part in getting them off of the streets and finding them employment."
Officials hope to capitalize on cats' olfactory and hearing prowess. While most people think of dogs as having sharp senses, cats actually have more acute senses.
For example, dogs can hear five times more acutely than humans, and cats about twice as acutely as dogs. Also, a domestic cat's sense of smell is about fourteen times as strong as a human's
Soldiers around the regiment have been doing their part to support the program by capturing stray cats in their neighborhoods and bringing them into the detachment located on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va. More than 100 cats have been collected since the program started earlier this month.
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I could see them more in the Navy Dept. as twin hulled Cat-a-marines...
Cats don’t follow orders. Purrrrrfect.
story smells like bs..
I love kitties, but can’t see them being nearly as useful as dogs.
In fact...can’t see they’d be very useful at all.
It may be but rodents beat them both.
They also have trained rats who not only detect stuff, they haul lines and wires through small spaces.
And the list goes on.
It was an April Fools piece.
Dateline: April 1. LOL!
It's a metaphor for women in combat.
From the article... “No cats were harmed in the writing of this story. Happy April Fools!”
Gettin’ kinda frisky in the Third Herd these days.
Approach with caution.
They’re very wise to attack from behind.
I read this to my kitty who just woke up from one of her mid morning naps.
She says its actually the Navy that will employing kitties to make sure all fishes taste delicious and are not spoiled. If kitteh walks away after smelling throw fishy out.
I also have it on cat authority that the next new sub will be christened after Tardar Sauce, Aka Grumpy.
They are very useful if you have problems with vermin. Also very useful if you’ve had a hard day and need something to cuddle.
GtG & Jasper (Jazzpurrr)
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