YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – More than 70 cats are being rescued from a Youngstown home, according to a Facebook post by Animal Charity.
Officers with the Youngstown Housing Code Enforcement say they were dispatched to the home on Early Road Thursday for a welfare check. They were called there after an out-of-town family member visited the home and discovered deplorable conditions.
They say three people were living in the home and are being checked out medically and that their health and safety are the main priorities.
They also said the home was full of items making it difficult to even sit. It was also infested with fleas and feline feces.
Animal Charity posted on its Facebook page that they were in the process of rescuing more than 70 cats and would be in need of donations to help care for them.
As of 4:30 p.m. Thursday, roughly 16 cats had been captured, and the rest are still in the process of being removed.
The home has been red-tagged as unlivable at this time.
Friday, Code Enforcement and Animal Charity were back out at the home. The Youngstown Fire Department was called to help break down the door, which was locked.