Dozens of chihuahuas rescued from hoarding situation

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By: WCTV Eyewitness News
September 15, 2016

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.(WCTV) -- This week, the Leon County Humane Society rescued 34 chihuahuas from a local hoarding situation.

According to LCHS, employees responded to a call from a concerned citizen regarding a local dog hoarding situation.

LCHS says the situation began with a lack of spaying and neutering that quickly spiraled out of control, but the dog owners were accepting of help and willingly surrendered the animals.

LCHS is now set to transfer some of the dogs to Alaqua Animal Refuge and the Humane Society of Marion County. The remaining dogs will stay in local foster homes until they are ready to be adopted.

If you are interested in joining the LCHS foster program, you can apply here:

While most of the dogs appear to relatively healthy, many of them are undersocialized and some are in need of medical treatment for eye conditions and skin infections, LCHS says.

If you are interested in donating toward the care of these and other LCHS rescue animals, you can visit or the LCHS website, at

For more information, or to volunteer, please contact the LCHS office directly at (850) 224-9193.

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