On the cats vs dogs front, dogs usually win when it comes to community service. Dogs are known for seeing-eye work, rescue work, even volunteer law enforcement. Though cats are known to offer comfort to people with eating disorders and depression, the general consensus is that dogs are better helpers. They’re stronger and faster, usually. They can be trained. You know.
So we’re glad CARCA, the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Cat Association was created to help cats revamp their image. The group made an elaborate, very funny website and mockumentary about avalanche rescue cats. It’s fake—a cat would be useless in an avalanche. But it helps you imagine what life would be like if cats could help with rescue missions. At least take a moment to look through their volunteer applications.
Below is a photo essay from an applicant named Speaker (alias: Agent Orange).
[Update: 3:25 pm, Thanks Kristen!]