An overdose reversal drug was used by a veterinarian in Pennsylvania to save the life of a kitten that had been drugged with heroin, an Associated Press report said. Police arrested the man who abused the cat on Tuesday from one of Philadelphia suburbs.
James Myers, a West Chester resident, was arrested on charges of animal cruelty and drug possession.
A West Whiteland Township police officer on Sunday reportedly noticed Myers’ car being parked in the middle of a street with its door open. Upon inspecting the car, the officer reportedly said that he saw an injured black kitten with a rope around its neck and several of its teeth knocked out.
The police also found packets of heroin and many needles inside the car.
The veterinarian saved the cat with Narcan, an antidote for opium-based drug overdoses, authorities said.
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