The Richard Reynolds Rubbish Team Employs Dogs

 - Nov 2, 2012
References: nbcnewyork & updates.gawker
New York City resident Richard Reynolds has employed an assembly of dogs to rid the urban core of its growing rodent population. Every Friday night, Reynolds and his crew lead a pack of canines to garbage cans, now the site of rat bloodshed.

Known to the public as 'Ryder's Alley Trencher-fed Society' (RATS), the group scours the streets in search of late night rodents. While the animals don't actually consume the rats, they kill them almost instantly with their fangs.

Reynolds supports the activity of Ryder's Alley Trencher-fed Society on several grounds. He points to the benefits of exercise as the pets get to run around the bins. He also reminds interviewers of the hunting characteristics that are so central to hounds, making them prime candidates for the cleaning task force.