RHEA COUNTY, TN. (WRCB) – Channel 3 is learning more about a former Rhea County Animal Shelter volunteer arrested for animal cruelty.Investigators say he sent friends to adopt dogs from the county shelter, only so he could find them homes.But it's the conditions the dogs were living in while waiting for a forever home, that the sheriff's office calls abusive.With a search warrant and two veterinarians in tow, Rhea County authorities searched a home off Back Valley Road Thursday afternoon.What they found inside gave them reason to charge Richard Orlowske with animal cruelty."Three and four and five dogs to a pet carrier, with feces all in it and no food or water," says Sheriff Mike Neal.Twenty-one dogs were removed from the home, 19 others were taken from outside pins. Several show signs of parvo, mange and malnutrition. "It's sad," Ashley Eisenback, with Village Veterinary Care says. "There are good intentions, but there are too many dogs and they aren't well cared for."Orlowske was using Facebook to promote his make-shift shelter called Save My Tail.Many of the dogs he was selling to adoptive families were first rescued by the county shelter, a place Orlowske volunteered for five months, before being dismissed for breaking adoption rules.Above quote with more info from http://www.wrcbtv.com/story/21199455/animal-shelter-volunteer-charged-with-animal-cruelty
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Save My Tail by Richard Orlowske
Orlowske, Richard, TN. of Save my Tail.
Posted by Advocates at 12:54 PM