A specialist search cat, Arnold joined the “secret Cat Division” in New Zealand’s Auckland police force. Detective Senior Sergeant Kepal Richards appeared on 1News to discuss the department’s cat division, which was really more of a cat diversion.
“Cat burglars, beware – the New Zealand police have a new recruit in town, and he’s not afraid to use his paws,” reported1News.
Recently, the country went into lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic. So, for a bit of fun, they introduced Arnold wearing his police vest.
In a TV appearance, Sergeant Richards asked people to send in their cat pictures to be considered for the secret cat division.
“Send your pictures in to the police media team and I’m sure they’ll be considered,” he said.
Arnold Shows Off His Secret Cat Division Skills
On Facebook the Auckland City District Police introduced the Secret Cat Division:
“You will have heard about our Police Dog Section, but have you heard the whiskers about our Secret Cat Division? ” reads the Facebook post.
“For the cat lovers out there, meet Arnold – our Specialist Search Cat and latest recruit. Arnold’s trainer (whose identity we have to keep top-secret) has trained him to do all kinds of special tricks – he can even jump through hoops!”
“We hope his training video helps spread a bit of cheer and leaves you and your family feline a little better this lockdown (and yes, this was filmed before Alert Level 4).
Stay tuned for Arnold’s next adventure over the coming weeks.”
See the video below: