Oh my goodness a couple of weeks ago, we awoke in the middle of the night to screeching meows and kitty screams; Basil's cat Boots, the shaman kitty of Leroy Street, had apparently eaten a poisoned mouse. Gave us all quite a scare for a couple of days, and nearly required a Hazmat suit to clean up. She is okay now, but was very weak for a couple of days. Good advice, Z&S. Do NOT allow exterminators or anyone to put rodent poison anywhere near your feline friends. Thanks for the warning.