LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- The Kentucky Humane Society took in 10 of the 68 chihuahuas recovered by the New Albany/Floyd County Animal Shelter on Tuesday.
The dogs will receive medical care and behavior assessments over the next few days. Workers said some of the dogs are very nervous and fearful and they believe the dogs will need time in foster homes to gain confidence and to learn to accept new people and experiences before being ready for adoption.
"We are looking for loving, patient dog owners who understand shy, fearful dogs and will help these dogs gain confidence," Andrea Blair, KHS communications director said. "Often, in hoarding-type situations, we see dogs that have not been socialized properly. They are often fearful of humans and new situations, but they often do well with other dogs. So, homes with 'helper dogs' (dogs who are confident and well-socialized) are often a big help for shy, fearful dogs."
If anyone is interested in fostering pets for KHS, they can visit kyhumane.org or call 366-3355 for more information.