BROADCAST CENTER IN DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH, THIS IS A KDKA TV NEWS AT 11. A LOCAL MAN IS ACCUSED OF NOT REPORTING HIS MOTHER’S DEATH, STEALING HER SOCIAL SECURITY CHECKS AND HAVING ANIMALS LIVING IN SQUALOR. TONIGHT HUMANE AGENTS ARE CARING FOR MORE THAN A DOZEN CATS, AND THE OFFICER HAS MORE ON HOW THOSE ANIMALS ARE DOING TODAY. Reporter: 17 OF THOSE 19 CATS THAT WERE RESCUED FROM THAT HOME ARE HERE TONIGHT. YOU CAN SEE THROUGH THIS WINDOW, THEY ARE HERE AT FRANKIE’S FRIENDS CAT RESCUE WHICH IS LOCATED IN NEW KENSINGTON, TO HAVE SINCE BEEN ADOPTED. THE HUMANE OFFICER SAYS IT’S BEEN A LONG ROAD TO RECOVERY SINCE THEY WERE RESCUED. NOW MOST OF THEM ARE READY FOR A FOREVER HOME. 17 CATS, DIFFERENT COLORS, SIZES AND UNIQUE PERSONALITIES. THESE GUYS HAVE BEEN HERE AT FRANKIE’S FRIENDS CAT RESCUE SINCE AUGUST, WHEN THEY WERE RESCUED FROM THIS HOME ON VICTORIA AVENUE. THEY WERE UNDERWEIGHT, A COUPLE OF THE CATS HAD DENTAL DISEASE THAT NEEDED TO BE MEDICALLY TREATED. THEY NEEDED TO HAVE THEIR SHOTS. TWO OF THE CATS HAD TO HAVE ALL THEIR TEETH REMOVED. HERMAN WENT INSIDE THE HOME AND SAID SHE COULDN’T WALK ANYWHERE WITHOUT STEPPING ON DEBRIS. THEY WERE EMPTY CAT FOOD BOWLS, WATER BOWLS, GARBAGE, IT WAS EXTREMELY PUNGENT ODOR. 47-YEAR-OLD ROBERT HAWK LIVED HERE WITH THEM AND HIS DECEASED MOTHER. POLICE DID A WELFARE CHECK AND FOUND HIS MOTHER IN A BEDROOM. HAWK TOLD POLICE HE FOUND HIS MOM DEAD ON THE FLOOR AND COULDN’T REVIVE HER. INSTEAD OF REPORTING HER DEATH HE PUT DUCT TAPE AROUND THE BEDROOM DOOR, ENCLOSED THE VENTS. HE NEVER INFORMED THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION, AND INSTEAD STARTED CASHING HER CHECKS, CLAIMING HE HAD TO PAY THE BILLS. THAT’S WHEN POLICE ALSO DISCOVERED THE CATS. THE WHOLE ALLEY WAS BLOCKED OFF, TONS OF COPS, FOUND OUT THE LADY WHO HAD BEEN LIVING THERE HAD BEEN DEAD FOR LIKE THREE MONTHS. AS FOR THE CATS, THEY ARE DOING MUCH BETTER NOW. HERMAN SAYS THEY ARE GAINING WEIGHT AND GETTING MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE AROUND PEOPLE. AS YOU CAN SEE MOST OF THESE CATS ARE READY TO BE ADOPTED. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ADOPTING ONE OF THESE ADORABLE GUYS AND GALS, YOU CAN HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE AT KDKA.COM, AND WE WILL HAVE ALL THAT INFORMATION POSTED FOR YOU . AS FOR ROBERT HAWK, HE FACES 62 CHARGES, HE IS CURRENTLY IN THE WEST

Cats Up For Adoption After Being Rescued From Home In New Kensington
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