What Boston police did for a stray cat that wouldn't leave


For the last four years, Boston Police Department’s SWAT team has had an unofficial mascot – a stray calico feline who came to their headquarters one day and never left. Naturally, they named the kitty SWAT cat.“[We] have tried numerous tactics over the years to convince her to come in from the elements but she is set in her ways,” a department spokesperson wrote online. Nothing seemed to work, so they started building her little houses to accommodate her outdoor lifestyle. Finally, she got a condo that matches the place she holds in the police officers’ hearts.“Officer Jamie Pietroski, a 15-year veteran of the Boston Police Department, stayed late after work for several nights painstakingly preparing Swat Cat’s new home,” writes the department. “The condo features a spacious studio interior layout, a large deck for outdoor dining and glass sliding doors offering panoramic city views.”They added: “Swat Cat moved right in and looks very happy with her new custom kitty accommodations.”



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