A KIND-HEARTED WOMAN FINDS SHE IS UNABLE TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE CARE FOR THREE KITTENS SO SHE REACHES OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO FIND THEM A HOME.
A man who responded via Facebook wanting to use the kittens as bait in dogfights was the first to respond, so the woman removed the post right away, but not before the right sort of people learned about her situation and made contact.
One of those to reach out was Officer Andy Simmons of the Hillsborough Police Department in North Carolina who had been involved in rescuing a kitten a couple of months ago. Immediately he decided to adopt the tiny feline only to have it pass away shortly after.
Officer Simmons put Monty’s ashes in his office and tried to get on with life, however, he always felt that a part of him was missing. Once he made contact with the woman he and his fellow officers found loving homes for two of the kittens and Officer Simmons, realizing this was a sign, adopted the third kitten, naming her Mercy.
The pair hit it off right away with Mercy helping Officer Simmons get over the death of Monty, and Officer Simmons allowing the new arrival the complete freedom of her new home. Something she put to use by following him wherever he went.
She is highly interested and has a dog’s attitude, according to Officer Simmons. She follows me around like a herding dog and is curious about everything.
Since Mercy was so attached to Officer Simmons from the very beginning, he decided to try taking her to work with him — and just like that, little Mercy became the newest officer at the Hillsborough Police Department.
Some of the department’s other officers first expressed some skepticism over the presence of a police cat.
… but before long, Mercy won them all over, and now no one can imagine life at the police station without her.
“As days and weeks went on she began to bond with them, usually climbing on their shoulders as they sat, and it became the new norm,” Officer Simmons said. “Officers always ask where she is if she takes a day off or is not in my office.”
Mercy enjoys spending time in her dad’s office at work and playing on the jungle gym he installed for her.
Once she becomes tired with that, she is given free run of the entire station and roams the hallways in search of coworkers to chat with and officers to hang out with.
Mercy’s life nearly took a completely different turn, but because of Officer Simmons, she is currently thriving in her career as a police cat.
They kind of saved each other, and Mercy appears willing to spend the rest of her life at her new father’s side.
Read these characteristics which almost all cat lovers have in common:
INTROVERTED AND SENSITIVE
It’s the nature of cats that they are not friends with everybody, and the same trait can be seen in their owners too. Usually, they live alone and are happy with their independent lifestyle. They are introverts but are comfortable hanging around with other people. However, they would need some me-time to relax and recharge.
CAT LOVERS LEAN TO LEFT
It has been observed that people with liberal political leanings prefer cats over dogs. You might be a liberal dog lover or a conservative cat owner; if you’re a liberal, you love cats and vice versa.
CAT OWNERS ARE OPEN-MINDED
Five traits – conscientiousness, neuroticism, extraversion, agreeableness, and openness are often seen in most cat lovers. As compared to dog owners, people who have cats as pets are more open and therefore, have greater artistic creativity.
Just like their pets, cat lovers seek attention from people around them. They like to be the centre of all conversations. At times, cat owners rely on their pets for emotional support.
THEY RESPECT CATS MORE THAN ANYONE
Cat people respect cats more than humans, in general. The saddest sight for a cat lover is to see the animal on the streets without a home. Cat lovers are often seen making a special effort to rescue or rehabilitate homeless cats.