Former president of animal rescue group charged with animal cruelty


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RALEIGH — A Raleigh woman who was president of an animal rescue group is facing animal cruelty charges after authorities seized more than 90 animals from her home.

Wake County Animal Shelter employees say areas of the home were covered in feces and was an unfit place for animals to live.

According to the News and Observer, police found 90 cats and three dogs in Carol Jean De Olloqui’s home on Sandy Bluff Road in Raleigh on Saturday.

De Olloqui, 44, was the former president of Calvin’s Paws, a local animal rescue that coordinates pet fostering and adoption.

Authorities were able to save about 30 cats, but 60 had to be euthanized.

The arrest warrant said De Olloqui deprived the animals of food, water and medical care.

All the animals have been removed from the home.

Read more: The News and Observer

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