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Police: Kitten Given Heroin, Dragged By Car

Updated: Wednesday, August 6 2014, 11:22 AM CDT
CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (KYW)-- Police and the Chester County District Attorney say a man has been arrested for animal cruelty after he was caught abusing a kitten.

Authorities say the kitten was choked with a rope, bleeding, and then was given Heroin. The kitten was taken to an animal hospital with broken teeth from being dragged.

But that's when the story surrounding the kitten's owner, James Myers, changed everything.

Police say the 24-year-old was found in his car here in the middle of an isolated street at 4 a.m. on Sunday in West Chester.

According to investigators, the 8 to 10 week old kitten had a rope tight around its neck and was hanging underneath Myer's car, but that's not all the officer found.  "He had 22 bags of heroin on him..inside the car we found  hundreds of empty bags of heroin and needles."

Upon hearing there was Heroin in the car, the veterinarian at the Hope Veterinary Clinic decided to give the kitten Narcan, a drug  often given to Heroin addicts who overdose.  "And just like a human coming back from a heron overdose suddenly bounced back up," officials said.

Chester County DA Tom Hogan says Myers is a Heroin user who also decided to give his kitten Heroin.

The kitten is expected to make full recovery. The kitten is recovering at the clinic and will be transferred to another facility for adoption.

Myers was charged with cruelty to animals, drug possession, and related charges.

He is in prison on $25,000 bail. Police: Kitten Given Heroin, Dragged By Car


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