MOORE COUNTY, North Carolina -- The Moore County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services recently equipped one of their deputies with a new uniform.
“Deputy Peanut” is the Moore County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services shelter cat. Like all Moore County Sheriff’s Office personnel, Deputy Peanut works hard for the citizens of Moore County. Deputy Peanut’s expertise is companionship. He is paired up with Moore County Sheriff’s Office Animal Service visitors for dog and cat compatibility and serves as a foster dad for troubled kittens.
When the Moore County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services shelter receives a new furry guest, along with his medical checkup, shots, spay/neuter, etc. He or she receives a personality test and part of that test is to ensure that they are “Deputy Peanut-approved.” The personality test is in a controlled environment to ensure Deputy Peanut’s safety.
In addition to his many duties, Deputy Peanut serves as the morale enforcer providing "support therapy" for the sheriff's office's dedicated, hardworking staff!
“We can’t discount Deputy Peanut’s many contributions” said Sheriff Neil Godfrey. “Deputy Peanut serves as a litmus test ensuring compatibility of adoptable animals. He is well cared for, loved by all and serves a key role for Moore County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services.”
Information provided by the Moore County Sheriff's Office