A 2-year-old cat is recovering after being dumped in a Baldwin Park parking lot with its mouth, eyes and paws bound in duct tape.
The cat was found in a cardboard box in the parking lot of Los Angeles County’s Baldwin Park animal shelter, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported.
An employee rescued the feline, which has since been named “Amigo,” according to the shelter’s Facebook page.
The cat was found “gasping for air,” the county’s Department of Animal Care and Control told the Tribune in a statement.
“He’s just a little bit overwhelmed,” department spokeswoman Evelina Villa said. “He was fearful at first, but he’s opening up a little. We’re just happy he’s OK.”