Some Much-Needed Pawsitive News As The Troy Police Department In Michigan Introduces Its First Police Cat!

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It was a close call, but on Friday police in Troy, Michigan, collared a new cat to fill an important position within the department.

The new hire was made after the Troy Police Department issued a Twitter challenge in which if they were to receive 10,000 followers by April, they would adopt a cat.” The contest was also promoted on the department’s Facebook page which also supplied updates.

The department, which reached the goal weeks before the April deadline, selected the winning catidate on Friday after interviewing numerous kittens and cats presented by the Michigan Humane Society in Westland.

The tiny trooper will live with one of the department’s cat-loving officers who is already mom to two adult cats.

Once the new recruit reaches two pounds, which is when he can leave the Humane Society, he can officially begin his new job which includes hanging out with officers, community outreach, and, equally importantly, raising awareness to other cats and kittens in need of being rescued at shelters like the Michigan Humane Society.

Stay tuned for the cat’s name which will be chosen either from another social media contest or by school children.

As previously reported by WAN, a new member has also recently joined the ranks of the St. Paul Police Department in Minnesota and he is quickly becoming the station’s top dog!

While he is only 11-months-old, as a therapy dog in the department’s newly-appointed position within the Community Engagement Unit, Sgt. Fuzz helps to lighten the often-heavy load experienced by police officers and victims on the scene; and he is armed with an abundance of cuteness, love, kisses, and cuddles.

This is a wonderful new trend that definitely has legs, and paws, to it!

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