Monday, September 28, 2009

Only in Philly

19-Year-Old Arrested For Duct Taping Cat In Philly

Cat, Nicknamed 'Sticky,' Now Up For Adoption

A cat wrapped from its head to paws in duct tape was dumped in a yard in Philadelphia.


Pennsylvania SPCA's Humane Law Enforcement officers have arrested a 19-year-old individual in connection with duct taping a cat from its head to its paws and dumping the feline in a yard.

Officers from the PSPCA rescued the cat Tuesday from a yard. According to investigators, the female cat was so tightly wrapped in duct tape that she could not walk, according to CBS station KYW-TV.

Medical staff at the Pennsylvania SPCA was able to successfully remove the duct tape and the cat, nicknamed Sticky by staff. The friendly feline is doing well.

The Pennsylvania SPCA had offered a $2,000 reward to anyone who provided information leading to a conviction of the person or persons responsible.

"I've been doing this for a lot of years and I have to say that this is the worst case... I've seen animal's feet duct-taped and their mouths duct-taped, but never a body suit like this," George Bengal of the PSPCA said.

Though charges have not been announced yet, according to the PSPCA, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania was pursuing a misdemeanor charge against the person responsible for this crime. A misdemeanor charge carries the potential of up to one year in jail, a fine up to $2,500 and prohibition of pet ownership of up to one year.

There is no word yet on what led the arrest, PSPCA officials are planning on releasing details of the arrest to the media later today.

Sticky is not yet up for adoption; however, applications are being accepted. Applications are available online on the PSPCA Web site.

Typical Philly raising serial killers!

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