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Stray kitten sneaks into the officer’s heart and claims his place as her shoulder cat

A stray kitten sneaked into a cop’s heart and insisted on being their cutest shoulder cat.

Durham Police Department

Last Wednesday (March 24), two Durham Police Department officers were on patrol in North Carolina like any other day, but little did they know that a tiny stray kitten was about to change the course of their lives.

Officers JN Rowsey and EL Masnik were near Dawkins Street and Linwood Avenue when a tiny ball of fur caught their eye. Upon closer inspection, they saw a frightened little kitten all alone on the street with no mother in sight.

Hoping to find the kitten’s family, officers began researching the neighborhood while looking for a mother cat and other kittens. After much effort, no one stepped forward to claim the tabby and it became apparent that the kitten was alone and had no home to go to.

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Dobby the tabby kitten and Officer RowseyDurham Police Department

“The officers searched the neighborhood to find the kitten’s owner or (his) mother, but were out of luck,” Durham police wrote on Facebook.

They couldn’t leave the kitten out to fend for themselves, so Rowsey took him back to her squad car and wrapped him in a towel to calm him down. The frightened little tabby was able to calm down while the officer held him. With lots of pets, cuddling and reassurance, the little guy came out of his shell.

The little kitten quickly made himself comfortable after a cuddling session with his rescuer. He climbed onto her shoulders and decided this was the place he should stay.

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He roared with his adorable little meows as he stood high on Rowsey’s shoulder, as if ready to leave the street life behind.

The kitten quickly crept into the officer’s heart. Rowsey fell head over heels in love with the cute tabby and decided to adopt him. She took the kitten to the vet, got him a clean health certificate, and affectionately called him Dobby.

Dobby, who was roughly six weeks old, began his new chapter with the person who had saved his life. According to Rowsey’s family, this is her second rescue cat.

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What seemed like a routine patrol turned out to be quite adventurous. In addition to saving a precious life, Officer Rowsey welcomed a new member to her family.

The kitten will never again have to spend a day wandering the streets for food and shelter. Dobby the tabby now has his own place and a forever human person who tears him to pieces.

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