Richard Orlowske said he didn't liked being associated with animal cruelty.
"It was not a good feeling at all. It was not a good feeling. It made me angry. Because I am not cruel to animals.
Orlowske said he knew he had a calling for rescuing animals when he started volunteering at the Rhea County Animal Shelter, and dramatically lowered their kill rates.
"Before I got there nobody was utilizing the internet whatsoever. So I just brought them up to the 21st century, I utilized Facebook, pet finder, adopt a pet, rescue me," Orlowske said.
He says his efforts went sour when a worker told him he could adopt out a dog.
Then, the original owner of that animal came looking for her dog, and took it all out on him.
"This was the same day we had the Dayton Christmas Parade," he said, "I was up there and was getting ready myself and two other people getting ready to take five dogs to the parade. She proceeded to cuss me out, she blocked the driveway. A couple minutes later her boyfriend, husband, whomever it was did the same thing, and put his finger in my face and I may have said a couple things in the heat of the moment."
Orlowske was let go after that, so he turned his focus to taking in dogs and finding homes for them on his own.
He says when his rescue was raided, it wasn't in its usual conditions.
He had been sick and his manager was out of town.
"Yes maybe I had too many at that time. Yes maybe I could've used some help, but not to the degree they put it at, no way," Orlowske said.
He was ordered in court not to have dogs at his rescue for 11 months and 29 days, but he sees it as a blessing so he can have time to plan a better operation.
"There's gonna be a lot I'll do differently. I've got a whole year now to put better kennels up, to landscape, to put a new septic system in for the dogs, to do what needs to be done properly," said Orlowske.
He said nothing will stop him from continuing his mission to save dogs.
"I just want to be left alone to do what I was put on this earth to do."