UPDATE: 5:00 p.m. est. I received an email from the Police Chief of Taylor, Texas. He said in his letter to me that several people have wanted to adopt the kitten but that the farmer NOW wants to sell it but that so far, the offers have been refused. As a result, the farmer has stated that he will keep the kitten. Could it be that this farmer is enjoying his 15 minutes of fame and that this kitten, he believes, will be his cash cow? Sorry if I sound angry - but, I am.
The video above has received the most views
Here's the REAL TRUTH. Thanks, Amy for alerting me to the truth.
If you don't fall in love with this little kitten then you can't be breathing☺ I'd like to know why NO ONE rescued this little kitten but gave him all that attention. Don't they have a heart?
If you'd like to voice your displeasure to the Taylor Texas police department go here. I'm going to send an email to Jeff Straub, Chief of Police ask him if the kitten still needs a home or has been rescued. I will gently explain to him that the kitten could easily have been hurt and also explain to him about rescue, animal abandonment and spay/neuter issues. I will also let him know that his police department has become infamous with news of the abuse reaching the Canadian border (where I live).
You may also want to contact the Texas SPCA to find out if they are going to help the kitten. This is a list of the Texas rescue groups.
TAYLOR, Texas – A black cat showed affection by crawling up and down a Texas police officer in a friendly display captured on the patrol car's dashcam. Taylor police Officer Keith Urban was seen being patient with the cat, whose image was captured during a recent traffic stop, then finally gently booting the kitty away.
The Taylor Daily Press reported Urban had pulled over an SUV in the driveway of a farm lot. The video shows the cat scampering up and down on Urban, making its way to the officer's shoulders.
Police Chief Jeff Straub said Urban never mentioned the feline encounter until he became concerned that the cat might have been injured when they parted ways.
Straub said the video shows "incredible patience on the part of the officer."
The collar-wearing cat fled.
Taylor is about 30 miles northeast of Austin.