Introducing the First ever Russian Police Sniffer Kat. (Now, that’s my kind of kat)!
Rusik entered a police checkpoint one day in 2002. He was adopted by the staff, and soon afterward they discovered his ability to sniff out the stashes of sturgeon smugglers! He was so accurate, that he quickly replaced the police dog used before him!
Unfortunately, his career didn’t last very long- he died in the line of duty on July 12, 2003, when he was hit by a car (owned by the Mafia) during an inspection. There is speculation that his death was a Mafia hit, (seriously, dudes…) because he had previously sniffed out some sturgeon in the same car.
He died after only one year of service.
Yet another example of a highly intelligent kat (like myself), who is far more than “just a kat!”
Paws up to Officer Rusik!