Man charged with giving heroin to kitten

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Courtesy: FOX 29 Philadelphia and West Whiteland Police

EXTON, Pa. — A Pennsylvania veterinarian used an overdose reversal drug to save a kitten that had been given heroin.

Police said Tuesday they arrested the suburban Philadelphia man who abused the cat.

Courtesy: FOX 29 and West Whiteland Polic

Courtesy: FOX 29 and West Whiteland Polic

James Myers faces charges including animal cruelty and drug possession. He’s in custody and can’t be reached for comment. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

Police in West Whiteland Township say an officer spotted Myers’ car parked in the middle of a street Sunday with a door open.

The officer says under the door he saw an injured black kitten with a rope around its neck and several teeth knocked out. Police say they found bundles of heroin and dozens of needles in the car.

“We don’t know if the kitten was being dragged behind the car, was being slammed down, but the kitten had substantional amount of trauma to it,” said Tom Hogan, Chester Co. District Attorney.

Authorities say the veterinarian revived the cat with Narcan, an antidote for opium-based drug overdoses.

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