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