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Pittsburgh Police Serve Search and Seizure Warrant for Animal Hoarding at Lawrenceville Residence

Date: September 9, 2021
Incident Type: Search and Seizure Warrant
Location: Zone 2

Pittsburgh Bureau of Police Animal Law officers served a search and seizure warrant in the 4000 block of Foster Street after complaints of possible animal hoarding inside a residence.

Police began investigating after firefighters with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire alerted officers to the presence of multiple cats inside a residence when responding to a fire on July 28.

Today, Police and Animal Care and Control retrieved at least 24 cats and kittens living in deplorable conditions inside the home.

The owner was on scene and surrendered the animals to Humane Animal Rescue on the North Side.

The Red Cross was called in to assist the two residents of the home after the Department of Permits Licenses and Inspections declared the house condemned.

The Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire was also on scene.

The investigation will continue. Charges are pending.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz