In a moment of clarity, the officers grew to suspect that cat had a family of his own nearby, so they decided it would be best to send him back on his way. But he was having none of it. The next day, the cat was there again — eager to work his charms once more. That's when Officer Brandon Montgomery, arriving to the station after taking the weekend off, first became acquainted with him.
"Whenever an officer would go in or out, he would run back inside real quick," Montgomery told The Dodo. "He wanted to be pet and held. He likes being on shoulders, very much. He’ll climb right up."
In hopes of tracking down the cat's owner, if he had one, the officers posted pictures of him online, but no one came forward to claim him. So, instead of sending the cat to an animal shelter to try his luck at being adopted, Montgomery stepped in to offer him a place in his own home.