Rescuers discover 31 Chihuahuas in Tempe home after investigating hoarding case
TEMPE, Ariz. - The Arizona Humane Society helped 31 Chihuahuas from a Tempe home on Thursday, officials said.
Rescuers visited the home on a hoarding case and discovered dogs ranging in age from one-week-old to 8 years old. Most of them appeared to be between 2 and 5 years old.
Officials not specify the conditions of the dogs, but suggested that they had not been in an air-conditioned home and that they had been living in unsanitary conditions.
"Some of the dogs are very shy and a bit fearful so AHS’ Behavior Team will begin working with them once they are medically cleared," officials said in a statement. "Despite having been through a lot, last night marked their first night with air conditioning and being able to eat from actual food bowls and not on a feces-covered floor."
More than 15,000 animals are taken in by the Arizona Humane Society every year.
Learn more: www.azhumane.org
Some of the 31 Chihuahuas that were rescued from a Tempe home. (Arizona Humane Society)
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