The story of 36 Chihuahuas seized is making national headlines tonight, as ABC News reported this Saturday, March 9, that officials in California are now searching for new homes for 36 homeless Chihuahuas that needed to be seized due to a strange case of animal hoarding.
Under the headline, “36 Chihuahuas seized at 2 Calif. homes”, sources from the Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter report that 11 young Chihuahuas were rescued — six of the dogs still puppies — from a local apartment this week. Police then found another 25 Chihuahuas at a relative’s home in Watsonville. Both residents were said to be “animal hoarders”, as all 36 Chihuahuas seized were not being kept in “healthy living conditions” whatsoever, added the report.
Officials added the dogs were being bred “indiscriminately” and ultimately hoarded as pets. Charges of animal neglect are currently being investigated by the police toward the two owners.
The puppies and dogs are being housed for now in a pair of shelters before they will be taken to foster homes. The shelter has made it known they are currently searching for any interested people who would want to permanently adopt the rescued Chihuahuas.