Last week, 19-year-old James Davis, of the 2100 block of 22nd Street, was taken into custody after he admitted to duct-taping the cat because he was "annoyed."
He said that he saw the cat in his backyard and he didn't know what came over him.
Officers also say Davis left the duct-taped cat in his yard for several hours but because it was screaming so much, he dumped the cat across the walkway.
The SPCA received information about Davis throughout their investigation. The agency was offering a $2,000 reward for an arrest in the case. Davis' yard backs up to the property on Edgely Street where the cat was found.The cat has been adopted; the PA-SPCA received over 100 applications her.