Florida Cop Rescues More Than 60 Stray Cats While on Patrol

Posted by Jason Sarna
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Gretchen Byrne is a cop who loves cats!

While patrolling the streets of Boca Raton, Florida, Officer Byrne often picks up abandoned kittens and brings them back to the station.

According to Inside Edition, 63 cats have passed through the doors of the police station, each one getting pampered by different officers and employees before going home with Byrne at the end of the day.

"Everybody knows me as the cop that loves cats," Byrne told SWNS.

Byrne started rescuing cats two years ago, when she came across a group of strays in an alley. She already had four cats at the time and knew the shelters would be too full to take in more strays.

She kept an eye on the strays until one day a litter of kittens were born. That's when Byrne started picking up the cats and taking them to the police station.

When some colleagues inquired about adopting the kittens, Byrne started rescuing more cats, having them neutered, and helping them find new homes through her Instagram page.


"At times I'll have eight cats in my home at once. It's a lot, but if I wasn't doing this, there would be an abundance of cats on the streets," she explained. "The other thing is that is really nice to come home and have kittens to help me destress. I'm dealing with a lot of stuff on road patrol."

For information on how to adopt one of these rescued cats, you can contact Officer Byrne at [email protected]

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Florida Cop Rescues More Than 60 Stray Cats While on Patrol