Monday, March 6, 2017

More than a dozen cats rescued from urine-soaked apartment - more inside?

PSPCA vehicle
(Submitted photo)

A source has reported to Columbia Spy that about 15 cats and kittens were rescued from an apartment at 244 Union Street this afternoon. Authorities were alerted to the scene by a report of an overwhelming smell of cat urine on the premises. According to the source, the Columbia Codes Department and the Philadelphia office of the Pennsylvania SPCA carried out the operation. Reportedly, the SPCA might return to rescue more cats believed to be inside. Columbia Borough Police and the Columbia Life Network reportedly assisted at the scene. 

Columbia Borough Police, Columbia Codes Department, and Columbia Life Network 
at 244 Union Street this afternoon
(Submitted photo)

According to postings on the property (shown below), Manager of Code Enforcement Steven Kaufhold obtained a warrant to search the premises from District Judge Scott Albert. A "condemned" sign posted on the entrance states the property is "Unfit for Human Occupancy."


 Postings at 244 Union Street

 Search Warrant and Authorization


Affidavit of Probable Cause


These two white doves, which were fairly tame, were perching on the roof of a pickup truck near 244 Union Street this afternoon after the cat rescue. Did they belong to the tenants?

13 comments:

  1. Those two birds looked as if they just landed on Mars. I felt sorry for them. Hope they can survive the cold tonight.

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  2. Judge Albert from Mount Joy issued the search warrant not Judge Bixler.

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    1. After reading the warrant, I hope the one responsible for this gets the book thrown at them. Walking by that property at times, you could smell the stench. The neighbors are happy action was taken.

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  3. Who owns the apartment?

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    1. I use to live in that building years ago. So I'm not sure if the same guy owns it or not. It use to be Keith kreiser

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  4. Nothing beats the one they did this past summer on the 200 block of Walnut st.

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  5. Keith Kreiser . Columbia Spy is quick to report everyone else's names but everyone wants to protect this slumlord ! Whole building should be condemned

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  6. Is the whole building condemned or just apt 2?

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    1. Looks like it's just apt. #2, but the sign is a little confusing.

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  7. Whole corner property should be condemned. Quick to collect the rent and leave the building fall apart.

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  8. surprised the DJ signed the search warrant. the YEAR is wrong!!!!! WOW

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  9. There are other properties owned by the same I owner.
    Codes is ignoring these Rental Units. Pick and Choose

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