If you caught up with yesterday's story about JD, the crime-fighting pit bull adopted by an Ohio police department, you'll be aware that U.S. law enforcers have something of a soft spot for animals. Well, today's story is no different, as it details the rags-to-riches story of little Squirt, a kitten found beneath a dumpster in the pouring rain. No one knows how she came to be beneath that dumpster, or why she was all by herself, but Squirt could only call out and hope that somebody would hear her on that cold and wet night.
Enter Cody Garrett, a kind-hearted cop from South Carolina. Accompanying a colleague on patrol one day, Officer Garrett heard the tiniest of sounds coming from beneath a nearby dumpster - it was a little kitten. After scooping up the minuscule ball of fluff and taking her back to the station, Cody was soon aware that nobody else was willing to take on a new fur baby, so he took her home and introduced her to his own cat, Toothless, a new mommy of four kittens.
Despite being far smaller than his own cat's kittens, Squirt (so named for the unmentionable mess she made no sooner had she reached her new home) became a member of the family in no time. She now accompanies Officer Garrett on duty and we can only imagine the adventures they will get up to in the future.
Cody is no stranger to rescuing animals. On the same night that he found Squirt, the officer also rescued an aging and blind Dachshund before turning him into the Spartanburg Humane Society. In addition, Toothless, the mother cat now raising Squirt, was initially a stray, while Cody also ensured that a lost litter of puppies was taken safely from the streets. Our hero!