A cat in the Coney Island area has found himself a permanent member of the NYPD’s 60th Precinct after he was adopted by the entire police station.
A six-month-old tabby named Martin (after one of the officers at the precinct) is the 60th’s appointed mouser who spends his days lounging about, hunting mice, eating leftovers and boosting morale in the station.
When the police found the abandoned kitten at their station, they asked Deputy Inspector William Taylor if they could keep it. An animal lover, Taylor agreed to allow Martin to stay- so long as he never has to clean the litter box.
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“He’s definitely lifted spirits. There’s not one person here, cop or civilian, that doesn’t adore this cat,” Taylor said.
In the morning, Martin inspects the officers at roll call and ensures Taylor is at his desk.
“He cheers me up,” Taylor noted. “The guys come by and get a chuckle out of him, the ones who are having a hard day.”
Sergeant Raj Lalwani added that Martin isn’t very cat-like at all.
“I like how friendly he is,” said Lalwani. “He’s like a dog- you call him and he’ll come. I don’t think he knows he’s a cat.”
According to the New York Post, Taylor said Martin has full run of the precinct.
“He took control of the place right away.”
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