CRUEL & UNUSUAL: Reward Offered For Info Leading To Conviction Of The Bastard Who Duct Taped Cat

SMOKING GUN: What kind of a person duct tapes a cat head to toe? Philadelphia police are searching for the misfit who abandoned the animal after wrapping it with the gray industrial-strength tape (the female cat was discovered in a yard yesterday by Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals workers). Bound by the tape, the feline–pictured below and on succeeding pages in evidence photos–was not able to walk and was apparently left to die. SPCA workers successfully removed the tape from the cat, who has been nicknamed “Sticky” by rescue workers. As police probe the animal abuse case, SPCA officials have offered a $1000 reward for “the conviction of whoever body-wrapped a cat in duct tape and abandoned it in the rear yard of 2219 Edgley St., in North Philadelphia.” MORE

INQUIRER: The news that a cat was found body-wrapped in duct tape spurred an outpouring of public support to the Pennsylvania SPCA yesterday. The calls and emails brought clues about the culprit, claims of ownership, financial contributions, and offers of adoption, said spokeswoman Liz Williamson this morning. Thanks to donations, the reward has been doubled to $2,000 for information leading to a conviction, she said. Yesterday, dozens of tips were called into the animal cruelty hotline – 866-601-7722. MORE

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