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Police: Vet uses Narcan to revive cat on heroin

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EXTON, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a veterinarian used the overdose reversal drug Narcan to save a kitten that had been given heroin.

Police on Tuesday said they arrested the 24-year-old suburban Philadelphia man who allegedly abused the cat.

James Myers of West Chester faces charges including animal cruelty and drug possession. He remains in custody, and it's not clear if he has a lawyer.

Police in West Whiteland Township say an officer spotted Myers' car parked in the middle of a street Sunday with a door open.

Under the door, the officer says he saw an injured black kitten with a rope around its neck and several teeth knocked out. Police say they found bundles of heroin and dozens of needles in the car.

Authorities say a veterinarian revived the cat with Narcan.

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