It is horrifying to see how cruel some people can be to animals, but fortunately there are also good people in the world who are prepared to step up and show these creatures the compassion they so richly deserve.
That was the case recently when an officer went to a report of a cat being tossed from a car and realized that they had been brought together by fate.
A kitten was reportedly tossed from a car in Harrisonburg, Virginia, according to WHSV. They were unable to keep the cat themselves, so they took the miserable kitten home to be bathed.
Officer Timothy Rugg from the Harrisonburg Police Department answered the phone and agreed to pick up the cat and take it to the neighborhood SPCA. But he rapidly developed a bond with the cat.
Officer Rugg told WHSV, “She was under a couch.” “I slid beneath and grabbed her. Right away, she climbed up onto my shoulder, sat there like a parrot, and began purring.
When they arrived at the SPCA, the kitten reportedly wouldn’t leave the officer’s side, and Rugg found that the shelter was almost full. They were intended to be together, and Rugg was aware of this.
According to him, “I just felt like she wanted to be with me,” he told WHSV. “I thought I was a dog person, but we just kind of bonded immediately, and I just knew I had to take her with me.”
Officer Rugg adopted the kitten, who was later given the name Charlie, and completed a foster application. These days, the two bring out the best in one another.
“When I received her, she was so scared, but now she’s just really active. Charlie “makes his day better” and “helps him relax,” Officer Rugg said, adding that he had to organize his entire flat to make it safe for curious Penny.
According to a statement from the Harrisonburg Police Department, “Officer Rugg and Charlie are now a genuine crime fighting pair.” Charlie enjoys spying from Officer Rugg’s shoulder, power napping, and generally being adorable.
We are appreciative of all of our officers’ willingness to respond to calls of all kinds every day and adapt to various circumstances, even those involving fluffy animals with whiskers.
We’re very relieved that everything turned out okay and Charlie was able to find a wonderful new home despite the tragic fact that he was tossed out of a car! It’s undoubtedly intended to be.