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"Sticky" the Duct-Taped Cat Gets Adopted



    "Sticky" the Duct-Taped Cat Gets Adopted
    Pennsylvania SPCA
    This kitten was found wearing a suit made of duct tape in a North Philly yard.

    The cat that was duct-taped and dumped in a North Philly yard, was adopted by a family Tuesday afternoon, according to SPCA officials.

    The adopter and his family, who asked to remain anonymous, was selected out of nearly 100 animal lovers who wanted to give the gray tabby a safe and loving home.

    PennsylvaniaSPCA Humane Law Enforcement Officers arrested James Davis Sunday for allegedly duct-taping the cat from its neck to its tail and dumping her in a North Philadelphia yard last week.

    Davis, 19, was arrested at his home on the 2100 block of North 22nd Street in Philadelphia after an anonymous tip.

    "Sticky the Cat" Feeling Better

    [PHI] "Sticky the Cat" Feeling Better
    "Sticky the Cat" recuperates from her injuries at the North PhiladelphiaSPCA after being duct taped by a 19-year-old man.
    (Published Monday, Sept. 28, 2009)

    Investigators said it was one of the worst acts of animal cruelty they'd seen -- the cat was wrapped like a mummy in industrial duct tape. Workers at the Pennsylvania SPCA, who affectionately named the cat “Sticky”, sedated her and spent nearly an hour gently cutting away all the tape.

    Davis confessed to duct taping the cat, according to investigators. The chief law enforcement officer for the SPCA told The Metro that Davis lost both his father and brother to street violence. "I don't think he ever got over their deaths," Officer George Bengal told the paper.

    Davis is charged with cruelty to animals and will undergo a psychiatric evaluation, according to officials.

    Cat Bound by Duct Tape Found in N. Philly

    [PHI] Cat Bound by Duct Tape Found in N. Philly
    This poor kitty was found in a North Philly yard in a duct tape suit.
    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009)