Shelter asks help with rescued animals

Updated: Sunday, 21 Mar 2010, 4:18 PM CDT
Published : Sunday, 21 Mar 2010, 4:18 PM CDT

WORCESTER,MA. (AP) - The Humane Society of East Mass is looking for volunteers to help bathe some of the hundreds of animals taken from a no-kill shelter last week.

Jode' Braxton-Hignight says the humane society headquartered in Worcester is also looking for new and slightly-used pet toys for the 205 dogs and 75 cats.

Authorities have said dogs, cats, five goats, a pony and a chicken were taken from the South Mass Animal Rescue Team and Refuge. Misdemeanor cruelty charges were filed Tuesday against director Jonean Crowle.

The animals were being taken to the Worcester state farm.