This cute police station cat has owners but 'refuses to go home'

Friday, 26th January 2018, 10:40 am
Updated Friday, 26th January 2018, 10:56 am
Oscar the cat has refused to return home after a traffic accident, and prefers to live at his local police station (Photo: @stationmoggy / Twitter)

An adorable police cat named Oscar has captured the hearts of his social media fans.

After being traumatised following a road accident, the moggy took up residence in Holmfirth police station in Yorkshire, where TV programme Last of the Summer Wine was filmed.

Oscar was hit by a car outside the police base, and needed an operation.

He has since refused to return to his home, and now has a bed at the station and is cared for by officers.

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Boosting staff morale

The cat's popular Twitter account @stationmoggy is curated by a feline-loving PCSO called Karen Giwisser.

Oscar, apparently a Huddersfield Town fan, has been pictured checking emails, relaxing on a police uniform jacket and patrolling the perimeter of the station.

His owners are aware of his wanderings, and know where to find him if he isn't in their garden, but his presence at the police station has boosted staff morale.