The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : NYPD Police Precinct’s Mascot, A Tabby Cat Named Martin, Was Killed By Car The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : NYPD Police Precinct’s Mascot, A Tabby Cat Named Martin, Was Killed By Car

Monday, August 27, 2018

NYPD Police Precinct’s Mascot, A Tabby Cat Named Martin, Was Killed By Car

The adorable orphaned tabby cat that served as mascot and morale booster for cops at Coney Island’s 60th Precinct was struck by a car and killed, cops said Monday. He was 2 years old.

“Sad to announce our Precinct cat Martin has passed away. He was hit by a car and later died due to his injuries. He will truly be missed by all in the command. RIP Marty,” Deputy Inspector Joseph Hayward wrote on Twitter.

A DCPI spokeswoman told the Post the cat was discovered to have been hit by a car on Saturday morning, after he was “heard meowing in distress outside of the precinct back door.” Police did not know how or where Marty was struck. He was taken to a local animal clinic, where he died.

The lovable feline was dropped off by a woman at the station house on West Eighth Street and Surf Avenue in late 2016.

Cops lobbied for the cat to become a permanent resident. He soon softened the hearts of even the toughest officers — snuggling with them and munching on scraps of turkey.

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