It seemed like this kitty, who walked into the Boston Police Department’s premises was very clear with what she wanted. She refused to accept an invitation and live as a guest inside the department. So, the officers in the unit created her a new home.
One fine day, four years ago, this stray cat just wandered into the headquarters and never left. The Boston Police Department’s SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) team has unofficially accepted her as their mascot, and even named her SWAT. What an honor!
But she had one peculiar trait; she refused to enter indoors, however severe the outside climatic conditions were.
“[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.
No amount of coaxing seemed to lure her inside the premises, so they started building her little houses to accommodate her outdoor lifestyle. Finally, the exclusive condo was completed, created by the love and affection the officers had developed for her over a period of time.
“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.”
Here’s a peekaboo at her journey from streets into the hearts of Boston Police Department:
Boston Police Department’s SWAT team gracefully accept an unofficial mascot – a stray calico feline
She came to their headquarters one day, four years ago, and never left. They named her SWAT cat
“[We] have tried… to convince her to come in from the elements but she is set in her ways”
She refused to enter indoors, so they started building little houses to respect her choice of an outdoor lifestyle
“Officer Jamie Pietrosk stayed late after work for several nights” building the cat’s home
“A spacious studio interior layout, a large deck for outdoor dining, and… panoramic city views”
“Swat Cat moved right in and looks very happy with her new custom kitty accommodation”
The proud owner of a condominium, in the heart of Boston City… What a privileged and fortunate little kitty!
The story was originally published on The Dodo.