By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITCAIRN, Pa. (KDKA) – Humane officers rescued 17 cats and 25 rats “living in filth with horrendous odor” at a home in Pitcairn.READ MORE: County Fire Marshal Investigating Lea's Floral Shop Fire In East McKeesport
Animal Friends says they got a call Thursday from a concerned neighbor about a large number of cats and rats living in unsanitary conditions.READ MORE: Two People Injured At Seven Springs Pond Skim Event
Seventeen cats and kittens were found, and so were 25 rats confined to a cage, some of them just days old.
Animal Friends says the home’s residents were cooperative and were receptive to help and resources. The 42 animals were voluntarily surrendered.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 In West Virginia: State Reports 5 Additional Virus-Related Deaths
The animals are currently being evaluated and Animal Friends says charges will be filed pending the outcome of medical examinations.