A woman ended up with three kittens recently, and she couldn’t take care of all of them. So, she made sure they were perfectly loved wherever they go. She posted on Facebook looking for someone interested in her kittens. Shockingly, the first response was from a man who wanted to use the kittens as a bat for dogfighting. The woman took the post down immediately. But before that, she made sure the right people knew about it.
Hillsborough Police Department Officer Andy Simmons had rescued a kitten from the wheel well of a vehicle a few weeks back and had decided to adopt him. He named him Officer Monty Sprinkles. Sadly, Monty died while battling against the health issues that he had from the very beginning. Simmons was genuinely devastated by his demise and kept his ashes in his officer to try and move on. However, he always felt like something was missing in his life.
So, when he saw his wife’s coworker’s Facebook post, he knew it was a sign. He and his fellow officers helped find the kittens very loving homes and decided to adopt the third kitten for himself. He named her Mercy.
As expected, Mercy helped Simmons get over the loss of Monty, and the pair developed deep bonds very soon. Mercy had started following her dad everywhere he went.
“She has a dog’s personality and is very curious,” Officer Simmons said. “She follows me like a herding dog and wants to investigate every noise she hears.”
Because of their attachment, Simmons decided to take her to work with him and with that, Mercy was now the newest officer at the Hillsborough Police Department.
Some of the other officers were hesitant to have a cat around in the beginning.
However, Mercy won the hearts of all of them, and now, everyone can’t stand her not being there.
“As days and weeks went on she began to bond with them, usually climbing on their shoulders as they sat, and it became the new norm,” Officer Simmons said. “Officers always ask where she is if she takes a day off or is not in my office.”
Mercy enjoys being at her dad’s office and playing on the jungle gym that he built for her. If she gets bored, she can go anywhere in the whole station. She wanders around greeting people and officers.
Mercy almost had to face a terrible fate. Thankfully, officer Simmons saved her in time. She is blossoming into an amazing and sweet cat with him now. The pair amazingly saved each other, and they seem to be determined to stick together for the rest of their lives!
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