Officials: Kitten found beaten, strangled and drugged with heroin
PENNSYLVANIA – Police and the Chester County district attorney say a man has been arrested for animal cruelty after he was caught abusing a kitten.
Authorities say the kitten was choked with a rope, bleeding and given heroin.
With broken teeth from being beaten and or dragged from a car, this little kitten was nearly a goner when it was brought to an animal hospital.
But that’s when the story surrounding the kitten’s owner, James Myers changed everything.
Police say the 24-year-old was found in his car in the middle of an isolated street.
According to investigators, the 8 to 10 week kitten had a rope tight around its neck and was handing underneath Myer’s car.
But that’s not all officers found.
“He had 22 bags of heroin on him. There were hundreds of empty bags of heroin and needles,”police said.
Upon hearing there was heroin in the car, the Veterinarian decided to give the kitten Narcan.
Narcan is a drug that is often given to heroin addicts who overdose.
“And just like a human coming back from a heroin overdose, the kitten suddenly bounced back up.”
Chester County district attorney Tom Hogan says Myers is a heroin user who also decided to give his kitten heroin.
The kitten is now expected to make a full recovery.
Myers has been charged with cruelty to animals and drug possession.