Authorities say the kitten was choked with a rope, was bleeding, and was given heroin.
Some police officers in New Jersey are now permitted to administer a drug that counteracts heroin overdoses.
The Bethel Township police department wants officers to be able to administer a drug that can help prevent drug overdose deaths.
Gov. Chris Christie has signed a waiver allowing first responders to carry and administer medication to treat drug overdose patients in emergency situations.
It’s clinical name is fentanyl. About 50-100 more potent than morphine, it’s prescribed for patients with cancer-related pain.
District attorney jack Whelan and the Delaware County Council want officers in their jurisdiction to be able to carry naloxone, also known as Narcan, a drug which can reverse a heroin, oxycontin, or other opiate overdose.
Officials hope it will help battle an epidemic of drug overdoses and deaths.