Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - Just under 70 chihuahuas were rescued from a breeder in western Kentucky and are now recovering at the New Albany Floyd County Animal Shelter.
The dogs--dirty, matted and frightened--were living in a home near Paducah.
They will eventually be turned over to other agencies for later adoptions.
The chihuahuas are all 5 years and older, and David Hall, the director of the shelter, said the owner just couldn't take care of them anymore.
“The animals had free run of the house. There was not a lot of cleaning, and it was a lot of that fact that the person had gotten overwhelmed,” he said.
This is the first deployment of the new P.A.W.S. mobile unit for the animal shelter. P.A.W.S. Stands for Pets Are Worth Saving.
The unit houses up to 150 animals in an emergency situation.
The unit was purchased with a grant from the U.S. Humane Society.
The chihuahuas will get medical attention, then hopefully be adopted.