It’s been a few weeks since Pawfficer Donut was officially sworn in as a member of the Troy Police Department, but this cop kitty is now a recognized face on the force.
It didn’t take long for Donut to get comfortable in her new surroundings. True to her name, she was even present at department HQ for National Donut Day.
Donut is the first cat the TPD has ever had on staff. But don’t let her name fool you. Donut may be soft, but she’s not soft on crime.
Her first assignment has her taking it to the streets, and teaching humans about the importance of feline safety, cat care, and various snuggling maneuvers that are approved for civilian use.
Donut made one of her first public appearances in her new role during the Michigan Humane Society’s “Kitten Shower,” held at the MHS Berman Center for Animal Care.
According to Click On Detroit, Pawfficer Donut was joined by veterinarian Dr. Clarissa Funke, who explained to animal parents the more technical facets of feline friendship, while her “partner” modeled the perfect pet.
The event concluded with a presentation on the In-Home Heroes foster care program, which relies on volunteers to house and care for homeless pets.
See Donut’s official swearing-in ceremony below. If you live in the Southwest Michigan area, you may even get a chance to see the Troy Police Department’s furriest recruit in person.
Matthew Russell is a West Michigan native and with a background in journalism, data analysis, cartography and design thinking. He likes to learn new things and solve old problems whenever possible, and enjoys bicycling, going to the dog park, spending time with his daughter, and coffee.
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