TROY, Mich. – A brand new cat officer was sworn into the Troy Police Department on Friday.
Pawfficer Donut was chosen as the newest addition to the force.
The new cat will fill the role expected to be filled by Pawfficer Badges, who was scheduled to be sworn in Friday but has unfortunately developed a serious medical condition.
The cat's condition is transmittable to other cats and the department is awaiting further information about the cat's diagnosis.
Troy police selected a new cat Friday morning from the Michigan Humane Society:
The swear-in ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Friday.
Pawfficer’s name: Badges II (in honor of Badges I) or a new name? Thoughts? pic.twitter.com/ON9WHbEtuT— Troy Police Dept. (@TroyMI_Police) May 11, 2018
A glimpse into the pawfficer interview process... pic.twitter.com/AoqSiFCJw3— Troy Police Dept. (@TroyMI_Police) May 11, 2018