Boston's 'SWAT Cat' missing for weeks has returned

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Boston's 'SWAT Cat' Missing For Weeks Has Returned

The Boston Police Department reports that their adoptee, affectionately nicknamed "SWAT Cat," has returned to her home with the Special Weapons and Tactics team after nearly two months away.

The black, white, and orange female had gone missing at the end of November, and the team posted her picture on social media as part of their search effort.

When the cat wasn't found, it was assumed she was dead or was not coming back.

However, she was spotted Thursday morning, and a police spokesperson has since commented to NBC, "The team is very excited, very happy that she's OK. You never know what could happen in the city so the fact she returned safely is wonderful."

The animal's whereabouts during the time she went missing are unknown, but witnesses note that she appears relatively healthy other than weight loss.

The stray cat first began to linger around the station in 2013.

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Marine Cpl. Jordan Encalade is bitten in a burlap and nylon training jacket by patrol dog Leo, a German Shepherd, at the Marine Corps base at Camp Pendleton, Calif., Thursday, July 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Grant Hindsley)
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A Massachusetts State Police officer searches a heavily-wooded area using a specially-trained dog, Wednesday, May 21, 2003, in Palmer, Mass. (AP Photo/Chitose Suzuki)
Officer Jessica T. Waskow of the Cumberland, Wisc., Police Department, gives a kiss to K9 partner Major, a German-born sheperd, after Major posed for a photo after taking part in the Canine Graduation Ceremony at the Ramsey County Regional Canine Training Center in Shoreview, Minn., Thursday, June 3, 2004. Many police agencies are turning to Germany, Holland, Czechoslovakia and other European countries to buy imported dogs they think are surer canine candidates. (APPhoto/Ann Heisenfelt)
A San Jose Police dog named, Dino, who is a Belgium Malinois, checks out baggage from an America West flight with San Jose Police officer Kevin Metcalf on a moving carousel at an airport in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, July 7, 2005. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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