0.9 min readBy Published On: August 20th, 2023Categories: News4 Comments on Missing Cat turns into Neighborhood Superhero

A few weeks ago, we posted a photo of Tigger, a missing cat belonging to the Nee Family.  The one-and-half-year-old tabby escaped from his home, and the family was worried.  A few days later, a neighbor sent the Nees an image of Tigger in their yard killing rats.

Apparently, Tigger has been kicking rats’ asses all over the Marine Road/M Street neighborhood. No one wants rats in their neighborhood, right? Tigger has been doing his thing for the several few weeks.  This area has had a rat problem for the past few years.

The Nees set up a safe trap on their back deck with food and water for Tigger, and he’s shown up, gone in, eaten, and then left.  He’s back out doing what he knows best, hunting rats.

The Nees would like to thank their neighbors who have been so wonderful in sharing videos of Tigger and letting them know he’s safe and doing what he loves.

We say the City of Boston should make Tigger the new Rat Czar! 




  1. Ratatoullie August 20, 2023 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    The Nees should send a bill to ISD. The busiest person at 1010 Mass Ave is the one marking 311 complaints closed.

  2. Catlover August 21, 2023 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Once your cat is outside it becomes part of the food chain. These will be the same people who will be heartbroken when a coyote gets their cat. Leave the rats to ISD and keep your cat inside where it is safe from cars and coyotes.

    • Maureen Dahill August 21, 2023 at 11:14 am - Reply

      They would love to get their cat back inside but they can’t catch it.

  3. mplo October 30, 2023 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    What’s also helpful is to get a good, thorough cleaning person to clean one’s place of residence at least a couple of times a month. That, too, can and does go a long way in helping to keep rodents out of one’s place of residence. Giving one’s place of residence a good vacuuming over periodically is also helpful.

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