In Eugene, Oregon, Greenhill Humane Society and Lane County Animals Services rescued 98 small breed dogs -most of them Chihuahuas, from a hoarding situation in western Lane County on Monday. The owner voluntarily surrendered all of the dogs.
According to a press release from the Greenhill Humane Society, the dogs had been living in extremely overcrowded and unsanitary conditions both indoors and in outdoor pens. The dogs “ranged in age from newborn to senior, including dogs that are pregnant and nursing.”
All of the dogs are currently in the Green Hill Road shelter and are receiving preliminary medical and behavioral evaluations; they are all being treated and cared for according to their needs. Each dog will be given a complete medical evaluation as well as rehabilitative care if needed. They will be spayed, neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before they are made available for adoption. Sasha Elliott, the Greenhill spokesperson added:
“Right now, financial support is needed to care for these animals. We will let everyone know when we are looking for adopters, but right now, basic care is critical. Without any known history of veterinary care, we are currently determining what each individual animal needs to start the next chapter in their lives happy and healthy.”
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