NC police officer saves cat from becoming dog fighting bait. Now she’s his new partner

When a police officer with the Hillsborough, North Carolina Police Department rescued a female cat on Facebook Marketplace who was about to become bait for a dog fighting ring, he never dreamed the cat would become his new partner.

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Officer Mercy on patrol (CBS17 screenshot)

Lt. Andy Simmons and Officer Mercy Meow have formed a bond over the last few months. Officer Simmons describes his relationship with his new cat partner as being “co-dependent.” In an interview with CBS17 News Simmons stated

“Her overall purpose is to make people smile, have a good time, hang out.”

Officer Mercy isn’t ready for retirement yet but when she is she’ll spend the rest of her life with at the Simmons home. Simmons is very happy coming to work with his ‘best friend.’

The Hillsborough Police Department is a full-service law enforcement agency dedicated to safeguarding the citizens, business owners and visitors of Hillsborough, North Carolina.

Simmons and Mercy (CBS17 screenshot)

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Elisa Black-Taylor

Elisa is an experienced cat caretaker and rescuer. She lives in the US. As well as being a professional photographer, Elisa has been a regular contributor to PoC for nine years. See her Facebook page.

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