Boston SWAT cat returns after monthlong absence

By Daniel Uria   |   Jan. 14, 2016 at 2:40 PM

BOSTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A cat that served as the mascot for Boston Special Weapons and Tactics police has returned to the station after it went missing in December.

The cat returned to the station in Roxbury at around 7 a.m. on Thursday, exactly one month after it originally disappeared.

"The SWAT Team wants to thank the community for keeping an eye out for the feline and for all the calls and emails of support," the department said in a statement. "The officers are just happy that she was safe all this time."

Before disappearing in December the stray calico cat had served as the unofficial mascot for the SWAT team since 2013, when they took the cat in and had her spayed and microchipped.

Boston police department spokesperson Rachel McGuire told Dateline NBC that the department has welcomed her back with open arms.

"She has a home here as long as she wants," she said.

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