Elderly Man, Cats Found In Deplorable Conditions In Carrick
CARRICK (KDKA) – Authorities say they found an elderly man and more than a dozen cats living in deplorable conditions when they were called to a home in Carrick on Friday.
KDKA’s Kym Gable reports that Pittsburgh police are investigating and say they may try to bring charges of neglect against the woman who they say let her elderly husband live in the home.
According to officials, neighbors complained about a strong odor coming from the house in the 2100-block of Hazeldell Street.
Humane agents say they found the residence to be infested with wild cats, insects, garbage, as well as animal and human feces. There was also no running water or heat.
Mary Turriziani and her 87-year-old husband, Alfred, live in the home. However, police say she leaves him there while she stays in Whitehall.
Humane officers carted three cats from the home, but left traps to catch the additional 15 inside.
Authorities say they want the house condemned. The Health Department and Department of Aging are also investigating.