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James MeyersWEST WHITELAND TOWNSHIP, PA – Police have charged 24-year-old James Myers with cruelty to animals after he allegedly injected a kitten with heroin, choked it with a rope and slammed it to the ground.

Around 5 a.m. Sunday, a patrolling police officer noticed Myers parked in the middle of the street with his car door open. Under the door was a black kitten with a rope wrapped tightly around its neck. The kitten was lethargic, bleeding from the face and had some teeth missing.

A search of Myers car yielded bundles of heroin, hundreds of used bags of heroin, hypodermic needles, rope that matched the one wrapped around the kitten’s neck and a small box of cat shit.

The 8-week-old kitten was taken to a vet suffering from head trauma, where it was determined that the kitten had been injected with heroin. Dr. Jennifer Magilton first thought the kitten would need to be euthanized, but she first tried giving it some Narcan, a heroin antidote.

The kitten, now named Hope, immediately improved and is now expected to make a full recovery. She is currently recovering at the veterinary clinic and will be transferred to the Chester County SPCA.

“I would think in the next few days or a week or so he’ll be back to nearly a normal kitten, up and ready for a permanent home,” said Dr. Gary Puglia of HOPE Veterinary.

Myers was arrested and charged with cruelty to animals, drug possession and other related offenses. He’s currently in jail on $25,000 bail.

“There is no excuse for cruelty to a defenseless animal,” said District Attorney Tom Hogan. “The West Whiteland Police Department should be commended for intervening to stop this abuse. Dr. Magilton should be praised for her quick thinking to save the kitten’s life.”

If you’d like to fork over some dough to help Hope, instead of this website, you can do so at the Chester County SPCA website.

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  • Dirk

    The rope around the neck makes me think he had mistaken the kitten for his own needle-ravaged, hairy arm.

  • EmilyRed

    or penis,,, I hope he gets ass-raped in the shower..

  • Kim Graves


  • King A sshole

    I can’t but feel this would be sadder if it was a dog.

  • Emmaleigh

    I’m a longtime lurker, but Jesus I think I need to stop lurking. This hurts my heart, makes me sick. I volunteer at a local cat rescue and it is beyond me why a person would do this. I’ve seen a lot and people seem to think of kittens and cats are disposable. I’d love to roll this fuck up in a bed sheet and cave his face in with a frying pan.

  • Texas Ranger

    How much is a “bundle”?

  • Aussie Sabbath

    Look at this stupid shit-eating grin on this filthy fucker’s face. At least the heroin would have dulled the pain for the poor kitten while this halfwit was hurting her. The police should have force fed him the cat shit.
    Good to hear the kitten is recovering well. Now for this useless junkie to writhe in agony as he suffers from withdrawal.

  • Lena60

    To bad the fucker did not over dose on his heroin. Poor little mew 🙁

  • Peggy Storer

    Its $40.. half a gram.

  • Texas Ranger

    Ok. Then is a “bag” bigger or smaller than a bundle?

  • Kristina

    Narcan….now for pets too….awesome!

  • Peggy Storer

    Sorry, I didn’t realize I called it a bag. A bag and a bundle are the same thing.

  • colliefreak

    I am also involved in rescue. I work with dogs for a living, but used to work at a shelter and have volunteered for private rescues as well. It takes a really depraved person to do something like this. I did my fair share of partying and drugs in my 20’s and I never would hurt an animal at any point.

  • tkaz

    How crazy is it that vets have a heroin antidote on site?

  • Texas Ranger

    What I’m trying to figure out is….was that a lot of heroin he had, or not so much….If it was beer cans or whiskey bottles I could relate to how much of an addict he is…but bundles and bags…I have no reference point.

  • sweekymom

    Saddest thing is, he’ll serve more time for the drug shit than he will for inflicting the agonies of the damned on a defenseless, eight-week-old kitten. Well, maybe somebody will beat the shit out of him in jail. Sometimes, I think the only justice in our system is “jailhouse justice.”

  • Sejanus

    Ok, why is this fucking hipster looking shithead smiling?
    He needs a bat to the teeth.

  • Mr.CustodialArts

    This kitten is gonna grow up to become a cat that writes one of the greatest grunge albums ever. Then he will kill himself…or O.D…either/or.

  • Mr.CustodialArts

    “Ok, why is this fucking hipster looking shithead smiling?”

    I’m guessing…the drugs? 🙂

  • Leslie33

    What’s the reason behind having the small box of cat shit, really?!? Poor kitty

  • alohafuckers


    That’s all. Glad the kitten’s okay, of course.

  • Blorp

    why waste good dope on a cat?

  • Peggy Storer

    To me it sounds like what he had was for personal use. Its not exactly a small amount, but its not a large amount either. I would compare it to a 30 pack of beer to an alcoholic. Also, a heroin addicts worse nightmare is running out, so he most likely saved the old empty bags so he could manage to scrape the remnants when he ran out. I love the old saying.. 1000 is never enough, and 1 is too many.

  • Texas Ranger

    Gotcha…So he was a failure at being a cat owner, and wasn’t even a good heroin addict. What a 2 – time loser.

  • JohnQknowitall

    His mom is the woman who stabbed her husband while dreaming of filleting a fish.

  • plainbelliedsneetch

    Do vets normally have heroin antidote handy? Are there that many junkie cats running around?

  • Leslie33

    LOL! Riiight! Funny

  • captaingrumpy

    That’s a great way to punish him for the cruelty.

  • Resident Alien

    A bundle is a gram of heroin split into 10 equal sized bags. Around $60-$200 depending on geographical location.

  • Resident Alien

    Narcan is an opioid antagonist. It reverses the effect of any opiod. Opiods are the most common forms of pain killers ie Morphine, Di-acetyl-Morphine (aka Heroin), Hydrocodone, Oxycodone,etc

  • NoBS

    They have opiates for animals, well… ours did in the 80’s.
    Hell, even the furrier had some to calm a skittish horse if thier hoves got bad enough.

  • Aussie Sabbath

    Or he’s been eating the cat shit the p?lice found in his car. It’s a shit eating grin.

  • Eyam Ova-Urazis

    Think about this, though: The kitten is going to be ok because he was too stupid to kill it. Too stupid to kill a kitten… How do you think he’s gonna do in prison?

  • Emmaleigh

    This is true, but I would still like to know what sound a cast iron frying pan makes on impact with his teeth. He can get falsies, poor kitty can’t.

  • someone should put a rope around his neck…inject him with heroin and stomp on him a couple of times!

  • Aussie Sabbath

    A snack for ol’ Shit-eater up there lol.

  • Lancifer

    A defenseless animal is a defenseless animal. There is no way to make this sadder IMO.

  • Eyam Ova-Urazis


  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Human fucking garbage.

  • EmilyClocke

    I’m just relieved that little Hope is going to pull through

  • thebossessecretary

    Thank God he didn’t have access to a kid.

  • Cat Mc

    this story…. this story makes me cry. I also have been involved with cat rescue and have at least 1 cat in my home for my entire life which amounts to damn near 56 years. Damn it all what the fuck is the matter with some people? Are there no limits to depravity any more. FUCK!
    I am glad this kitten will recover and get her Furever Home and become a sweet natured cat.

  • Cat Mc

    horribly I hope.

  • Cat Mc

    by a rabid pit bull

  • Cat Mc


  • Defafan

    I cannot believe this POS is smiling in his mugshot. I really hope life dishes out the worst for this evil dirty hipster looking trash heap. I hope his dick falls off from a massive herpes infection. Who the hell gets off on hurting vulnerable kittens? Maybe some prison folk will stick their dicks into his massive ear holes, among other holes! Loser.


    Take the remaining rope and tie it around his neck and drag him, bounce him off the ground a few times kick the shit out of him, knock out some teeth and then just inject the rest of the bags of heroin into him until the piece of shit is dead and throw him in the trash

  • Steve

    He couldn’t find a 5 year old kid.

  • Steve

    I was at my vets once while a dog was brought in who had been injected by a neighbor with heroin. Sadly, between idiots like fuckface above and people with even MORE sinister motives its fairly common to have poisoned and drugged animals brought in. I asked my vet “How often does this happen?” and his actual response was “too often.”

  • John Danger

    A bundle is ten bags of heroin he had a good amount. Id never waste dope on a cat. Id never hurt an animal but definitely wouldnt share my drugs with one either

  • Hime_Takamura

    The rope around the neck reminds me of Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Black Cat”. Maybe Hope will come back to haunt/taunt him in jail?

  • Squinky

    Why would he keep the cats shit? And I’m thoroughly shocked that someone who does heroin would ‘waste it’ on anyone or anything else!

  • Squinky

    Yeah, the kitty could have died. That woulda been more sad