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This little girl has persuaded a police station to recruit its first 'police cat'

“Cats have good ears and can listen out for danger.”

A POLICE FORCE in the UK is considering recruiting a ‘police cat’ after a five-year-old girl wrote them a rather persuasive letter.

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Eliza Adamson-Hopper, who has a cat named Mittens and a dog called Susie, wrote to the Durham Constabulary asking them to think about adding a police cat to its team of dogs.

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She outlined some of the pros of having a cat on board, including:

A police cat would be good as they have good ears and can listen out for danger. Cats are good at finding their way home and could show policemen the way. Cats are good at climbing trees and hunting and could rescue people that were stuck.

“My dog is friends with my cat and I think a police cat would be friends with your police dogs,” she continued.

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The chief constable responded to Eliza’s letter, telling her he’d bring her request to the attention of the inspector – and it seems that Eliza has managed to convince them.

Inspector Richie Allen told BuzzFeed that they’re looking into recruiting their first police cat:

Their duties and responsibilities have not yet been agreed but if nothing else they will become the force mascot. Of course if it smells a rat, we’ll expect it to catch it!


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