Snickers crosses to other side

Whangaparaoa Police’s cat Snickers used up his ninth life crossing Whangaparaoa Road, when he was hit by a car on January 19.

The car did not stop, but the driver of the following one did, tended to Snickers and handed him back to his chief carer, police watchhouse officer, Charlotte Jones.

The wandering cat, described as “a free spirit” by community constable Jug Price, frequently crossed the busy road from the police station so he could spend time in Coast Plaza, the library and visiting businesses such as Eddie Law.

Charlotte says everyone is saddened by the loss. She says the two-year-old cat packed a lot of adventures into his short life and was a real legend, much loved by the community.

Snickers was the Police station’s third cat. Jug says he accidentally ran over the second one, Polly, who was 18 years old and had fallen asleep in the wheel of the car.

Snickers is buried alongside Polly at the back of the station and Charlotte has not ruled out finding a rescue cat replacement at some stage.


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