Dennis, an eartipped “Blue Collar” cat meows at the camera from its bed at the Humane Rescue Alliance shelter on June 19, 2019 in Washington, DC. – As an effort to reduce the number of euthanized cats, the Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington,DC created the Blue Collar Cats program to place cats not social enough to live as indoor pets. Buisnesses in the DC metropolitan area can “hire” these animals for their rodent-deterring services in return for a safe shelter and regular food. Hiring a Blue Collar Cat is a greener, cheaper and more effective alternative to toxic pesticides. The “mousers” are eartipped to be easily recognised and rarely come in contact with humans but excell in rodent control so are a helpful asset for the community. (Photo by Anna-Rose GASSOT / AFP) / PHOTO ESSAY: “Claws in the contract: cats for hire to face down US rats.”
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Bolt taxi service (formerly Taxify) launches a new service for animal transportation.
According to the press service, to order the service, you need to select the category of trip Pets in the Bolt application.
Bolt notes that during transportation of the animal in order to avoid pollution of the passenger compartment, special means must be used: bedding for the animal, a cage, a pet carrier and wet wipes.
A prerequisite for the transportation of large dogs is the availability of a muzzle and a short leash. Small animals can be transported on hand, but this issue should preferably be agreed with the driver.
“Practice shows that animal transportation is very popular in different countries. Over the years of work in Ukraine, we also had many requests, so we are happy to launch the new Pets service,” Taras Potichny, the regional manager of Bolt in Ukraine, said.
As reported, Bolt is launching an electric scooter rental service in Ukraine, until the spring of 2020 the service will be available in a test mode in the Unit.City innovative park.
For the first time, Taxify was launched in Kyiv in 2016 under a franchising agreement. In June 2018, the company restarted the project in the capital with its own local team, promising to enter other major cities of the country.
In early March 2019, Taxify rebranded, changing its name to Bolt.