Philadelphia Police are searching for the person responsible for duct taping a cat from its head to its paws and dumping the feline in a yard.
Officers from the Pennsylvania SPCA's Humane Law Enforcement team rescued the cat Tuesday from a yard in the 2200 block of Edgley Street.
Medical staff at the Pennsylvania SPCA were able to successfully remove the duct tape and the cat, nicknamed by staff as "Sticky," is reportedly doing well.
According to investigators, the female cat was duct taped from head to toe and was left abandoned in the yard. The animal was so tightly wrapped in duct tape that she could not walk.
The Pennsylvania SPCA is offering a $1000 reward to anyone who provides information leading to a conviction of the person or persons responsible.
"I've been doing this for a lot of years and I have to say that this is the worst case," George Bengal of the PSPCA told CBS affiliate KYW Philadelphia. "I've seen animal's feet duct-taped and their mouths duct-taped, but never a body suit like this."
Sticky is not yet up for adoption; however, applications are being accepted. Applications are available online on the PSPCA Web site. If you are interested in filling out an application in person, visit the shelter at 350 E. Erie Avenue. The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 1 to 8 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Make sure you note on the application you would like to adopt Sticky.
Anyone with information should call the Pennsylvania SPCA's Cruelty Hotline at 866-601-7722.