Cat found with handcuff around its neck


SPCA investigators in Erie County are looking for the person who put a handcuff around a cat’s neck.

The animal was spotted on Duerstein Street in West Seneca on Monday by a person who saw the handcuff around the cat’s neck and called the SPCA. The concerned person cornered the car until officers arrived and took it into their care. found the cat, who they say is very sweet-tempered. The cat, now called Anastasia, did not seem to be impaired by the handcuff, but investigators say that based on the condition of her fur and discoloration, “the cuff has been around her neck for quite some time.”

Officers tried several times to remove the handcuff, but were unable to unlock it. Tuesday morning, the SPCA transported Anastasia to  Suburban Lock and Key on Delaware Avenue in Kenmore where, for $25, a key was provided to unlock the cuff.

Investigators say Anastasia is thought to be around 2.5 years old and weighs six pounds. Officers say even with a handcuff on her neck, Anastasia is very sweet-tempered. nyone who has information on how she ended up with a handcuff around her neck should call 875-7360.

If you’re interested in adopted Anastasia or any of the other animals at the Erie County SPCA, call 629-3531. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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