Police charged a man with animal cruelty after discovering two cats locked in a self-storage unit in New Sewickley Township, Pa.
Customers at Freedom Road Self Storage heard cat cries coming from inside the unit. When police searched the unit they found two cats in a crate without food. Police later arrested Paul Pistone, 24.
The facilitys entry-gate records show Pistone was at the facility Oct. 19, then not again until Oct. 23 or 24, after police had removed the cats. Pistone told police he had recently moved to the area and had no where to keep the cats.
The storage facility prohibits animals on the property. The cats were turned over to New Sewickley animal control and will be relocated to a new home, police said.
- The Beaver County Times: Man Charged After Cats Are Found in Storage