The Humane Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania is investigating a possible case of animal cruelty, after nearly a dozen dead dogs are recovered from an Erie home.

The situation unfolded inside of a home in the 3500 block of Cherry Street.

According to Humane Society Executive Director Nicole Bawol, they received a complaint about the home a couple of weeks ago.  After the homeowner did not cooperate with the investigation, Bawol says animal cruelty officers served a search warrant around 11:00 a.m. Friday.

"We have to follow laws and legal procedures, so that's where I leave it up to my animal cruelty officer to in fact go through with the process of having a warrant, obtaining the evidence needed, and moving forward," said Bawol.  "So, we issued a warrant, however, she wasn't able to make contact with the person to get in their home until this morning."

Inside, they found 11 badly decomposed dogs and four that are still alive, said Bawol.

According to Bawol, the conditions inside of the home are so unsafe, that a code enforcement officer has declared it uninhabitable.

“The condition of the home was horrendous,” said Bawol.  “There was fecal matter and urine all over the entire house.   There was nothing sanitary in the way of someone being able to actually live there, hence code enforcement coming out and already posting it."

The four surviving dogs are expected to recover.

As of right now, no charges have been filed.