Let Me-Owt! Police officers take pity on arrested woman’s cat and put it in jail

You’ve got to be kitten us right meow. A cat has apparently been “jailed” at a Hong Kong police station for a week after its owner was arrested, leaving it bereft and without a carer. Fur real.

Oriental Daily reports that Western District police officers arrested a woman for an unspecified crime last week. When it turned out that no one could look after it for her, the cat was whiskered away into police custody.

The court reportedly refused to arrange shelter for the cat, as it has no relevance to its owner’s criminal case, while the SPCA and AFCD also refused to take it in as the cat still has an owner.  

Is this the cutest mugshot ever? Yes. Photo via Oriental Daily

According to the Pounds Ordinance, any animal found “at large” which appears to be lost, doing damage, or without a carer may be seized by and impounded “in any convenient place” by police until its owner has paid the relevant expenses.

As a result, the feline felon has been detained in a cell at Aberdeen police station for the past week, where officers are looking after it in 24-hour shifts.

We think this pose means, “Help! I’ve been fur-ramed!”. Just kidding, we don’t speak cat. Photo via Oriental Daily

Apparently, some officers took pity on the lonely mog and brought it treats, meow-sical toys and a scratching box. How pawsitively adorable.

With police seeming to take such a shine to their new companion, we were hoping the kitty would become an honorary officer – a member of the fuzz, if you will.

However, the cat is reportedly being taken in by the Society of Abandoned Animals today, after its owner signed a form consenting to its transfer.


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