Deplorable Youngstown home condemned Tuesday

Dogs were removed from an Old Furnace Road home after deplorable conditions were discovered.


YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – An Old Furnace Road home that was visited by humane officers who took four dogs on Monday was condemned by the Youngstown city health commissioner.

Tara Cioffi, environmental director at the Youngstown City Health District, said the man living in the home is not allowed to reenter the property until code violations are corrected and conditions by the health commissioner are met.

On Monday, he was taken to St. Elizabeth Health Center for a health and welfare check after a humane officer discovered one dead dog on the front porch and four malnourished dogs inside.

An autopsy of the deceased dog was completed on Tuesday by Animal Charity, but staff said the rate of decomposition was too accelerated to determine its cause of death.

Youngstown Police Sgt. Brent Gaitanis said the conditions inside the home were some of the worst that he has seen, and he said the man was living among urine, feces and trash. There was also no heat in the home.

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