A rescue kitten named Pawfficer Donut has been officially sworn in as a police officer of the Troy Police Department in Michigan. The kitten was a female rescue cat and she was asked to raise her right paw as she was officially sworn in after a successful interview with the department. Her inclusion in the police force may have something to do with her given name, which would be perfect for a police cat.
Donut was given to the Troy Police Department by the Humane Society in Michigan, and she will work with the police at the department’s own feline unit. She was given to TPD by the Humane Society in Michigan and will now work in the police department’s feline unit.
The appointment of Pawfficer Donut came after the first candidate, a cat named Badges, was discovered to have a form of feline leukemia. It is a very deadly disease that can even be contagious to other cats. The police say that they were distraught about the news of Badges, but they know that Donut will be a good officer also. They did add Badges will “always be our first pawfficer”.
“We are using social media to engage the public that we serve and to get the message out that police are human, too, and we want to show we have a side of us that is beyond law enforcement,” Chief Gary Mayer said in a statement. Pawficer Donut will be used to help raise awareness of pet adoption and animal rescues. She will also be used to interact with people in the local community.