BY ED GEBERT
DHI Media Editor
VAN WERT — Van Wert County Dog Warden Rich Strunkenburg has been placed on paid administrative leave by Van Wert Sheriff Thomas Riggenbach pending an investigation into substandard conditions at the animal shelter on Bonnewitz Ave.
“On Sunday, my office got a call from a person concerned with conditions out at the shelter at the Humane Society,” Riggenbach began. “So I had a unit go out and see what we had and I’m not going to get into specifics of what we found but it was not what was acceptable to me, so I initiated an investigation that started Sunday.”