The Annapolis Maritime Museum
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is housed in one of the last oyster-packing plants in Annapolis. We had a terrible problem with mice, both upstairs and downstairs. We read an ad on Craigslist that explained your Working Cat Program. Since Pearl has been a resident, we haven’t had any signs of mice, or if one was spotted, Pearl didn’t let them visit for long! Pearl is beloved by the staff, attends meetings regularly and has a chair in every office.
Our cat Stormy came to us through BARCS' Working Cat Program. He was very shy at first but quickly warmed up. We adopted him to help with mice in a chicken coop. He did a fine job with that and enjoys his free range of the yard. I've recommended the program to everyone I hear might be looking for a cat.
We adopted Bruce to keep the moles down at our home in the Shenandoah Valley. He may not be a "people cat,” but he has done great work with the moles—their mounds started going down in the yard right after Bruce joined the household. Thanks for running this program. We sure are grateful for Bruce!