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Cat Found Abandoned in Box, Duct Tape Wrapped Around Nose and Mouth [UPDATED]

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Amigo the cat is recovering after being found abandoned in a box with duct tape on his face (Photo courtesy County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control)
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A gray cat is recovering after being found in a box with his mouth and nose covered in red duct tape.

The two-year-old kitty was abandoned in the box in a lower level parking lot a the Baldwin Park Animal Care Center, according to the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC).

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Amigo is doing better and will be up for adoption soon (Photo courtesy County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control)
When an animal control officer opened the box, the cat was "gasping for air."The DACC staff gave the kitty the name Amigo, and a medical team was able to get all the duct tape off him.

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“I can’t imagine why someone would do this to this cat,” said DACC Director, Marcia Mayeda. “Animal cruelty is heart breaking, intolerable, and usually a precursor to human violence,” Mayeda said.

Amigo is said to be "doing well," and right now is in a rehab process under the care of the center's foster volunteers. The goal is to get Amigo well enough to be adopted into a loving forever home.

Potential adopters may email AnimalInfo@animalcare.lacounty.gov if you are interested in adopting.

In the meantime, the DACC will be posting updates on Amigo on their Facebook and Twitter.

UPDATE 4/24/13: Amigo is getting a forever home! The DACC says he's doing well and is being adopted today.