Abused cat finds new home

BALDWIN PARK - Lily, the domestic short-haired cat rescued from an abusive home in La Puente three weeks ago, has been adopted into a new home in Tujunga, animal control officials have announced.The cat, only eight months old, had been punched, slammed against the wall and thrown across the room. She was fed only table scraps, authorities said. "Lily, now renamed Pepper by her new owner, is acclimating nicely and recovering on schedule according to their family veterinarian," said Marcia Mayeda, director for the County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control. "Our officer made a home visit to the new owner, which revealed a loving and safe environment for her. She had it rough in her last home...she is a deserving little girl." Willis So, 18, accepted a plea deal at his preliminary hearing in El Monte Court on Dec. 20. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, 36 months probation and fined $1,000. He was also ordered to complete 300 days of community service and pay $100 in restitution.

********** Published: January 5, 2012 - Volume 10 - Issue 38