By: KDKA-TV News Staff
EAST WHEATFIELD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (KDKA) – State police are looking for the homeowner who had seven dogs and a bird living inside an “extremely unsanitary” mobile home.READ MORE: Multi-Vehicle Crash On I-376 Westbound Shuts Down All Lanes
Police say they got a tip Thursday morning from the Westmoreland County Humane Society about alleged animal cruelty at a home on Route 711 in East Wheatfield Township.
Troopers say the front door was padlocked shut, the rear door had been nailed closed, the windows were open and troopers smelled a “strong, foul odor.”READ MORE: 40th Street Bridge Lane Restrictions Go Into Place This Week
Troopers were able to force their way into the home, and they found seven pugs and one bird alive inside “in reasonable health.” They say the conditions were deplorable, with dog feces throughout the mobile home.
They weren’t able to find the homeowner. The Indiana County Humane Officer responded and took all eight animals into custody.MORE NEWS: Dozens Of Women Gather On North Shore For 'Black Maternal Health Week' Photoshoot
State police are continuing to investigate.