The military has long used dogs as sentries and guards to protect the perimeter of a base from intrusion. While dogs get all the glory, cats have been quietly working behind the scenes to do their part in protecting the military from attack.

In the case of cats, they’re protecting the military base form rodent infestations, which are attracted by the large quantities of food available. The 95th Mission Support Group employs a cat, named Wizzo, to protect the supply warehouse.

“Wizzo is our mobility rodent deterrent,” said Heather Chapman, 95th MSG warehouse specialist. “He was brought in for pest control and is earning his keep by doing his job.”

If you thought cats couldn’t help protect this nation, then you obviously never had to deal with a cat before.

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