This man lived alone; has no family in state; seems to have no close ties with anyone. The rescue shelter would be perfect, if there were no "legal" blocks. At man's sons call to Shelter, they declined to assist, saying formal Pwr of Atty and/or Death Cert would be required. He was told (don't know by what agency) the 5 cats have to remain at the now empty home until landlord takes action due to future failure to pay rent. Although he left out food and water, it's likely they will starve, get sick in their filth or wander off and then starve. Is there any intervening a neighbor can do without legal risk to self?