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Cat found duct taped in Philadelphia

ducttapecatA cat bound in duct tape was found abandoned in North Philadelphia, and a $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the conviction of her abuser.

“Whoever did this is very sick,” said George Bengal, director investigations for the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which is headquartered in North Philadelphia.

A resident of the 2200 block of Edgley Street found the cat yesterday afternoon, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Nicknamed “Sticky” by workers at the PSPCA, the cat was sedated so the tape could be cut away and saved as evidence. She is reported in good health.

“She was purring while we were preparing to take the tape off, while we were getting her sedated,” said Gail Luciani, PSCPA spokeswoman. 

The PSPCA asks that anyone with information about the case call its cruelty hotline at 866-601-7722.


Comment from JanineKnows
Time September 24, 2009 at 1:26 pm

I can’t imagine why someone would to this! Thanks to those who found her and saved her! I hope she finds a great home!


Comment from FriendlyDogStoreGuy
Time September 24, 2009 at 11:10 pm

this is very very sick. i can’t believe someone would do something like this. I really hope they find the person that did this!

Comment from Anne’n’Spencer
Time September 24, 2009 at 11:58 pm

Honestly, the incidents just keep getting more and more ominous–and more frequent! This one is even more terrible because it is so calculated.

I’m not a “cat person,” but this is also the second time I’ve heard an animal-rescue person remark that a cat was purring at some terrible juncture. The first was the Baltimore cat who was set afire and burned. I just want to point out that a cat’s purr doesn’t always signal contentment. I believe they also purr when they are upset, agitated, or in pain or distress.