PITTSBURGH - Nearly 100 cats were taken from a Mt. Lebanon home on Friday.
Many of the cats removed from the home on Pennsylvania Boulevard were very sick and had to be euthanized.
“We heard there was a tenant evicted and left behind 70-100 cats,” said a neighbor.
The landlord told Channel 11’s Cara Sapida that he tried to get help but in Mt. Lebanon, there are no laws against hoarding cats.
“In Mt. Lebanon, we don’t have an ordinance about cats and the number of cats you can have in a residence and cats roaming freely in the neighborhood,” said Aaron Luth of the Mt. Lebanon police department.
The landlord paid an outside company to remove the cats.
Sapida was told only two of the cats they removed were healthy. Some cats were missing eyes and covered in fleas.
There were no litter boxes inside the home, Sapida reported.
Neighbors want the evicted tenant to be charged.
The healthy cats were taken to Animal Friends.