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.
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.’