Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Teen Tapes and Bounds Cat

In Philadelphia, a cruel teenager wrapped a cat in duct tape, put her in a shopping bag and left her in a neighbor's backyard.

The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said James Davis, 19, was arrested Saturday on animal-cruelty charges. Official George Bengal said Davis admitted to taping up the cat from neck to tail after he spotted her in his yard Sept. 21st. Davis left the cat in his yard for a couple of hours, then, because the animal kept screaming, tossed her into a neighbor's yard, where at least 12 hours passed before she was noticed and authorities were contacted, Bengal said.

The cat which was later referred to as Sticky was dehydrated and had to be sedated while the tape was cut off her fur. Animal-welfare workers continue to look for her owner. Release reports state the cat is doing well.

The teen faces up to two years in prison and a minimum $1,000 fine if convicted.

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