WEST WHITELAND TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) – The Chester County SPCA is reaching out to the public for donations to help with the medical costs for a kitten allegedly given heroin.
The eight-month-old kitten was found Sunday. Its neck was bound by a rope and the animal was bleeding from its face. Several teeth had also been knocked out, and it appeared the kitten had been dragged and/or slammed into the ground.
Police also found several bundles of heroin, hundreds of used bags of heroin, 46 hypodermic needles, rope that matched the rope used on the kitten’s neck and a small box with cat feces in it.
The suspect, 24-year-old James Myers, was arrested.
Though officials at the SPCA say there was discussion about euthanizing the kitten, now named Hope, due to its condition, the veterinarian decided to administer Narcan, the same substance given to humans who overdose on heroin. The kitten’s condition immediately improved.
The SPCA says Hope’s medical bills will add up, and anyone who chooses to can donate on the SPCA’s website, www.ccspca.org.
The kitten will eventually be taken into foster care then adopted out.
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