Fort Collins Police Introduce First ‘Patrol Cat?’

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Fort Collins Police Services announced the hiring of their first patrol cat.

Officer Buttersworth is a one-year-old Himalayan and “comes from a long line of working cats bred for their temperament and tracking abilities.”

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Officer Wier with Buttersworth (credit: Fort Collins Police Services)

“We’re ‘furtunate’ to be the first and only claw enforcement agency in the United States with a cat on staff,” said Officer Wier, the feline’s handler. “This has been a pet project of mine for years, and meow it’s finally a reality.”

“Okay, okay, we’re just kitten. Happy April Fools’ Day, Fort Collins!” police said in a statement.

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