Eliza Adamson-Hopper, friend of the feline species, reached out to Chief Constable Mike Barton in Durham, England with a burning question: why are there no police cats? As the BBC reported, Chief Barton not only took the time to respond to five-year-old Eliza, he also drew her a picture.


Eliza's parents aided her in typing out her argumentative essay in favor of police cats.

Dear Chief Constable Barton,

My name is Eliza and I am 5 years old.

I was talking to my dad about police dogs and I asked him if you had police cats as well—he told me that he didn't think there were any police cats but I said that I think they would be good.

A police cat would be good as they have good ears and can listen out for danger.

Cats are good at finding their way home and could show policemen the way.

Cats are good at climbing trees and hunting and could rescue people that are stuck.

My dog is friends with my cat and I think a police cat would be friends with your police dogs.

Please will you think about getting police cats?

Thank you