BRYANT, Ark. — Today is a great day because today is the day the world met Cad, the newest Bryant police "pawfficer."
Cad is a female kitten who at only 14 weeks old, captured the hearts of the station after a former employee started fostering Cad's brother. The sibling kittens were both in "rough shape," Sargeant Todd Crowson said.
Once the department found out the female kitten was in need of a home, Sgt. Crowson said they decided, "you know what, we'll take the sister."
Officers and staff believe having Cad around won't only help her by having a place to stay, but when the job gets stressful, they'll have her to calm them down.
Cad, who is named after an operating system used at the department, has her home in the dispatch area, where she has a bed.
Cad’s job will be to serve children in Bryant, she’s currently in training and getting used to her new surroundings at the police department.
"She's going to be able to help us out a whole lot with little kids who come in here who are scared to be here,” said Sgt. Todd Crowson. "They are scared, they are going through a lot, even adults. So she may be a way to provide therapy for them, maybe make their visit here a little bit easier."
The P.D hopes Cad’s story will encourage other businesses and organizations to look into local pet shelters.
Once she gets a little bigger, the Bryant Police Department plan on adopting her so he can be an official member of the family.