Animals

The NYPD Has A New Purr-trol Officer

When Martin was just a tiny kitten, he was abandoned at a Brooklyn police station.

Lonely and afraid, Martin needed a new home. The officers were persistent and eventually convinced their boss to keep Martin at the station as a new purr-trol officer.

"All I know is I'm an animal person and the cops approached me about keeping him," Deputy Inspector William Taylor told Brooklyn Paper. "But I fell in love with the little guy."

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The name Martin came from Officer Martin Costanza, who was the one leading to the charge to let the little guy stay at the station.

Martin takes his new job very seriously, making sure he brings people smiles every day...in exchange for some cuddles of course.

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Deputy Inspector Taylor offered to foot the bill for Martin under one condition: someone else has to clean the litter box!

Everyone chipped in to get cat food, toys, and pay for the vet bills. He has baskets all over the precinct for napping as well as three food stations so he's never too far from snacks.

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"I like how friendly he is… He's like a dog," Sergeant Raj Lalwani said. "You call hi and he'll come. I don't think he knows he's a cat."

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Martin has a knack for knowing when people are having a rough day and need some cheering up. He also has a knack for sleeping where he doesn't belong.

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We're so happy Martin got a forever home! Thank you to the officers at 60th precinct for taking him in!

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