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At the police station, a cop consoles a lost kitten and decides to become its new father

At the police station, a cop consoles a lost kitten and decides to become its new father.

When a complaint was filed about a small cat walking alone near a dangerous intersection, the Lakeland Police Department’s evening shift had just begun.

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Officer Mike Cardin was sent to investigate and discovered the cat curled up under a streetlight, inches from the Saturday night traffic. He was able to quickly grab the grateful cat and return to the station with her.

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The station kennel was far too large (and therefore very easy to escape) for the little kitten, so Officer Cardin made her a cardboard box and placed it in the kennel. The kitten was supposed to wait there until Animal Control came to pick it up, but that’s when Sergeant Brian Wallace came on duty.

As soon as Wallace learned about the station’s newest resident, he decided to keep her company while on duty, because for some reason he couldn’t bring himself to leave her alone.

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Wallace told The Dodo, “I arrived at the station shortly after Cardin secured her and went to check on her.” “There she was, all alone and terrified.” I couldn’t keep her in that box for another 10 hours just for Animal Control to take her away because it wasn’t long before the service started.”

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Wallace held the little kitten in his lap while he worked at his desk, and although she was initially very scared and unsure of what was going on, the longer she sat in Wallace’s lap, the more comfortable she seemed to become.

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After a while, Wallace had to go on patrol and he took the kitten with him.

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“I put the package in the passenger seat of my patrol car, facing me,” Wallace explained. “It stayed there for the rest of the night…it didn’t seem to bother her, to be honest.”

Wallace and the cat stayed together for the duration of his shift, and when he finished, he realized he wasn’t ready to let her go.

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Sergeant Wallace named the cat Kelsey and adopted her as his own.

“That little face… “I was done,” Wallace said.
Kelsey has made herself at home with Sergeant Wallace and is adjusting very well. She still has to get used to living in a comfortable house rather than on the street, and she is enjoying all the new perks that are available to her.

Her favorite part of her home is, of course, her wonderful new father, who is already her best friend.

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