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Dozens of Shetland sheepdogs and sheltie mixes rescued from Woodcrest house fire

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A home fire that started in the attic of a home on the 16400 block of Pick Place on Saturday was safely extinguished by Riverside County and City firefighters reported

There were no injuries, and the American Red Cross is now aiding the three adults who were displaced by the fire. According to Riverside County Animal Services, however dozens of Shetland sheepdogs and sheltie mixes were kept in the home and outside. All 61 of the dogs were surrendered by the owner to the Riverside County Animal Services.

All of the dogs have been reported to be in excellent health.

According to the Riverside County Animal Services Facebook page, the dogs will be available for adoption beginning Monday.

Riverside County requires a permit for anyone keeping more than five dogs in one residence. It is not known if the owner had such a permit. A website registers a similar address to Act 1 Shelties.

Shetland sheepdogs may resemble collies, however the small to medium sized dogs have a mind of their own. The vocal, and energetic herding dogs love to chase squirrels, ducks, and even the family's children. They are an intelligent breed and are known to be eager to please. Shelties are high energy pooches and make excellent watchdogs.

For more information about the dogs, the contact information is as follows:

Phone 951-358-PETS (or 7387)

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