The Boston Police Department has issued a community alert in the hopes that the citizens of Beantown will be able to help its own SWAT team find a lost cat.
The black and orange calico cat appeared at the Special Weapons and Tactics team’s headquarters two years ago, and she was quickly adopted as the department’s pet, according to the Boston Globe. They named her SWAT Cat, naturally, and had her spayed and microchipped. She slept on the officers’ motorcycle seats and left adorable little pawprints on the hoods of their cars.
“You pull into the driveway and hope she will come running across the parking lot,” Officer Evon Burroughs told the Globe. “She had become part of the family. But it’s sad, she’s not there. It’s like going to work and not seeing a well-liked coworker.”
— Dustin Fitch (@DustinGFitch) December 15, 2015
SWAT Cat vanished three weeks ago, and the officers are doing everything they can to ensure her safe return. They posted her picture at the Special Operations Unit base and have shared her photo on social media.
A Facebook post on the Boston Police Department’s official page describes her as a “two-year veteran and unofficial mascot of BPD.”
Anyone who has seen SWAT Cat or has information about her whereabouts is urged to call the Boston Police Department at (617) 343-4520.