Police cat found after two weeks
A north Auckland police station’s crime-fighting cat Constable Snickers has come home after going missing for more than a fortnight. The two-year-old tabby and known escape artist was last seen on October 16, Whangaparaoa police watchhouse officer Charlotte Jones said.
Snickers had made quite the journey - he was found by a family on Shakespear Rd on Friday afternoon, five kilometres from the station. They had recognised Snickers because his ‘missing’ poster was on their fridge. The beloved police station cat had lost a bit of weight, but was in otherwise good health and was given the all-clear from a local vet.
Snickers, who has his own Instagram page ’Snickers the Police Cat’, is friendly and is often seen on his ‘‘beat’’ - crossing the busy main road to hang out at Coast Plaza. He can often be seen browsing the library, sneaking into movies at Hoyts Cinema, and leaping into the McDonald’s drive-through window.
‘‘He’s itching to get out again already, but we’ll be keeping him in over the weekend and maybe for the week,’’ Jones said. She said it was through the community coming together that he was home safe and sound, with people printing fliers and doing mail drops. He was loving being back, she said, and had been showered with treats and cuddles all afternoon.
Senior constable Nicola Paterson holds Snickers.