Pennsylvania Man Arrested For Giving Kitten Heroin

By Shawn Dwyer 08/05/14

James Myers was found choking a kitten with a rope after injecting it with the drug.

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In what may be one of the more depraved acts in some time, a Pennsylvania man has been charged with animal cruelty and possession of heroin after he was caught abusing a kitten with the drug.

Chester County native James Myers, 24, was discovered in his car shortly before 5 a.m. on Aug. 3 "in the act of abusing the kitten," according to local news station 6ABC. According to police, Myers choked the kitten with a rope and gave it heroin. They found the animal bleeding on the side of the road with several of its teeth missing.

A search of Myers' car led police to find several bundles of heroin, hundreds of used bags, 46 hypodermic needles, additional rope, and a small box containing cat feces. They also discovered the words "Slam it you [expletive]" spray painted on the road.

After being brought to the veterinarian, the kitten was supposed to be euthanized due to its condition, but the vets decided to revive the animal with the anti-heroin antidote, Narcan.

"The abuse of this kitten was a singularly depraved act. Heroin addicts abuse themselves, animals, and children without remorse or regret," said District Attorney Tom Hogan. "What punishment is severe enough for this type of evil?”

The kitten is currently recovering at a clinic and will soon be transferred to another facility, where it will be put up for adoption.

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