One by one Rhea County animal control officers removed dozens of dogs from this home near Evansville.
Sheriff Mike Neal said, "I've been in law enforcement 20 something years and I've never seen anything as far as animal cruelty to this extent,"
Sheriff Neal told WDEF News 12 they got some tips that Richard Orlowske was hoarding dogs in inhumane conditions.
After searching the home, they immediately arrested Orlowske.
"The ones that were in the house were in kennel crates and feces all in them. A lot of them didn't have anything to eat. There was two to three dogs in a lot of the kennels," said Neal.
Sheriff Neal also said Orlowske volunteered at the Rhea County Animal shelter for a few months but was let go for allowing a dog to be adopted too soon.
Many of the dogs found at the home had recently been through the shelter in the past weeks.
"He has sent people out to adopt animals at our shelter for 15 dollars and then he's putting them on a website to sell them for 250 dollars," Neal said.
One dog was in such bad health he had to be rushed to a clinic for treatment.
"One we had to take to the vet right away. It had Parvo real bad, real sick. Didn't think it was probably gonna make it through the day," said Animal Control officer Thomas Wilson.
The rest of the dogs were brought to the Rhea County animal shelter where Wilson says they will be on the road to recovery.
"A lot of them are very skinny, we'll get them out, get them bathed, I'll have some volunteer come up and help us walk them, keep them exercized and we'll go from there," said Wilson.