50 abused Chihuahuas rescued from ‘dirty’ home in Northern California
A total of 50 abused and terrified Chihuahuas are being confiscated from a Bay Area home: Dogs have been locked in crates with no food or water by “hoarder” owners — and are now up for adoption
- 50 Chihuahuas were rescued from a home in Northern California in December
- Some of the animals were found locked in crates with no food or water
- The rescued dogs are now available for adoption at Bay Area animal shelters
More than four dozen abused Chihuahuas recently rescued from a home in Northern California are now up for adoption.
The 50 dogs were rescued from “dirty conditions” in December at the home of a man in North Livermore, a town about 40 miles east of San Francisco.
According to the Livermore Police Department, many of the dogs were found locked in crates with no food or water at the time of their rescue.
Officials say the 50 dogs have now received clean bills of health and are in the process of being taken to loving families while police continue their investigation.
One of the Chihuahuas rescued from the Northern California home received emergency medical attention and has since been moved to a new home
This is the tweet sent out by the Livermore Police Department after the puppies were rescued
The Livermore Police Department said in a post that officers first became aware of the situation in December and were called to investigate.
Upon arriving at the home, the group found that the owner was hoarding the dogs and was unable to care for them.
As of January 8, the homeowner’s name was not released.
“The Livermore Police Department’s Animal Services Officer lodged a complaint with the District Attorney’s Office, which is currently under investigation,” the department said in a post.
DailyMail.com has reached out to prosecutors to see if charges have been filed against the homeowner, but has not received a response at the time of publication.
The Chihuahuas were taken to the East County Animal Shelter in Dublin and treated.
This is North Livermore, California where the Chihuahuas were rescued
15 of the rescued Chihuahuas were sent to the Oakland Animal Shelter
All animals were vaccinated, their claws trimmed and placed in clean cages by animal services staff.
The Livermore Police Department said a dog required emergency medical treatment.
The Chihuahua that needed extra care has already been moved to a new home.
Neither dog has died, authorities said.
The dogs were split up after the incident and remain in shelters across the Bay Area.
A total of 15 dogs are at the Oakland Animal Shelter, 12 at the Dublin SPCA, and approximately 10 at the Valley Humane Society.
Another 12 dogs remain at the East County Animal Shelter.
Officials are now looking for people interested in adopting the puppies.
Anyone interested in giving one of the dogs a home or making a monetary donation towards their care can do so HERE.
Community members thanked the Livermore Police Department for rescuing the dogs
The post received dozens of comments
One woman said “Thank God” for rescuing the dogs
Another person said they hope the “hoarder” “is able to get help.”
Community members thanked Livermore Police for saving the animals in their Facebook post on Friday announcing the rescue of the puppies.
“Thank you LPD for saving these precious babies,” one person wrote.
“Thank you for getting these dogs out of this awful situation. I hope the person who hoarded it can get help too,” wrote another.
“No one will be happier to see you home than a Chihuahua! They are the best dogs!! Loyal, sweet and so much personality,” said another.
This rescue comes just days after dozens of Chihuahuas were rescued from the scene of a car crash in New Mexico.
A pickup truck crossed the center line on a Santa Rosa lane and collided head-on with a semi-trailer truck traveling in the opposite direction.
Several animals were killed in the crash, but large numbers were also rescued.
Many of the original 65 dogs rescued were pregnant at the time, and the number has now grown to over 100, according to local officials.
This number is expected to grow.
Police said Missael Rodelo, 40, of El Paso, was driving and was subpoenaed for not staying in a lane.
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