Author Shares Knowledge, Benefit of Feral Cats

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Anne E. Beall, Ph.D., releases fourth book, ‘Community Cats’

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Author Anne E. Beall, Ph.D., and her husband had a huge rat problem, so they applied to the Cats at Work program to get feral cats to address the issue. After becoming part of the program, they learned a great deal about feral cats, the people who care for them and viewpoints of other people across the country.

After being a caretaker for three feral cats, Beall is now sharing the story and research in her fourth book, “Community Cats: A Journey into the World of Feral Cats” (published by iUniverse).

“Most people have seen a stray cat and wanted to help it,” Beall says. “Everyone has seen a stray cat that seemed a little scared and unable to interact with humans. Instead of trapping and killing those cats, we can have them do what they do best: kill rodents.”

Beall adds that Chicago, where she lives, once had one of the worst rat problems in the country. “We have a solution to that problem. And feral cats are largely viewed as pests. By putting them to work to take care of the rats, we are helping them and helping ourselves. … I want (readers) to realize that feral cats have an important role within our environment and that they are complex creatures who deserve our respect.”

“Community Cats”
By Anne E. Beall, Ph.D.
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 162 pages | ISBN 9781532001505
E-Book | 162 pages | ISBN 9781532001512
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Anne E. Beall, Ph.D., is chief executive officer of Beall Research Inc. She specializes in strategic market research and has held positions at the Boston Consulting Group and National Analysts. She also wrote “Reading the Hidden Communications Around You,” “Strategic Market Research” and “Heartfelt Connections: How Animals and People Help One Another.” More information is available at

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