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Police: Charges Pending After Humane Officers Find At Least 2 Dozen Cats Living In Lawrenceville Hoarding Situation

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- At least two dozen cats were rescued from a home in Lawrenceville on Thursday morning.

According to Pittsburgh Public Safety, Animal Care and Control officers and police seized at least 24 cats and kittens from the home on Foster Street.

(Photo Credit: Dan Vojtko/KDKA)

Police say the home was in deplorable condition.

Humane officers were investigating the home after getting complaints about a possible animal hoarding situation. They served a search and seizure warrant this morning.

Investigators say the owner surrendered the cats into the care of Humane Animal Rescue of Pittsburgh.

Officials at HARP say the cats have medical conditions -- like upper respiratory infections and skin issues from the fleas -- that need to be treated. Because the investigation remains open, there is no timeline yet on when they will be available for adoption.

The city has condemned the home.

(Photo Credit: Dan Vojtko/KDKA)

The Red Cross has come in to help the two people who were living there.

Police say they are continuing to investigate the situation and charges are pending.

Stay with KDKA for the latest on this developing story.

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