Tape-wrapped cat adopted

Sept. 30, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Animal authorities in Pennsylvania said a cat found abandoned and wrapped in duct tape has gone home with a new adoptive family.

Liz Williamson, spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, said a few people contacted the organization to claim ownership of the cat, named Sticky after its rescue, but no one met with officers to prove ownership, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported Wednesday.

"They were given the opportunity to come in and meet with our officers and prove ownership," she said. "Only one person even set up an appointment and that person did not keep the appointment."

Williamson said more than 100 families put in adoption requests for the cat, which was found in a Philadelphia yard wrapped in duct tape from the neck down. She said the family that adopted Sticky asked to remain anonymous.

PSPCA officers arrested James Davis, 19, Saturday on suspicion of animal cruelty in connection with the case. Officials said he was arrested by officers who were acting on a tip.

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