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
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?