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.


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“[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.”

More info: Boston Police Department | Facebook (h/t: thedodo)

Boston Police Department’s SWAT team has an unofficial mascot – a stray calico feline

She came to their headquarters one day and never left. They named the kitty SWAT cat

“[We] have tried… to convince her to come in from the elements but she is set in her ways”

Nothing worked, so they started building little houses to accommodate her outdoor lifestyle

“Officer Jamie Pietrosk stayed late after work for several nights” building 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 accommodations”