Television host Mike Rowe recently spent some time with a group of unofficial rat hunters in the City. This group, who calls themselves “RATS,” sends their innocent looking dogs into piles of trash, dumpsters and other rat-havens to seek out and kill the rodents on the spot.
On a freezing night in late December, a group a of dog-lovers gathered on a quiet corner by a park in lower Manhattan. Their purpose? To deploy their household pets as soldiers in the never-ending war against New York City’s legendary population of rats. Mike Rowe, host of CNN’s “Somebody’s Got To Do It,” spent an evening with the group, which calls itself R.A.T.S. (Ryder’s Alley Trencher-fed Society), last year.