UPDATE: Mexican officials announced Wednesday the cat with a gang tattoo has been adopted in Texas, after receiving multiple adoption applications from the U.S. and Ciudad Juarez. The identity of the cat’s new owner has not been released.
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Mexican officials have recovered nine pets from inside the cells of multiple inmates at Cereso prison located in Ciudad Juarez.
One of them being a hairless cat, also known as a sphynx, which seemed to be branded with a tattoo, displaying a symbol used by the members of the Mexicles gang which states, “Hecho en Mexico”, which translates to “Made in Mexico”. The cat has been sent to an animal shelter.