50 abused Chihuahuas rescued from ‘filthy’ home in Northern California


More than four dozen abused chihuahuas recently rescued from a hoarder’s home in Northern California are now up for adoption. 

The 50 dogs were rescued from ‘filthy conditions’ in December at a man’s home in North Livermore, a city located about 40 miles east of San Francisco. 

According to the Livermore Police Department, many of the dogs were found locked in crates without any food or water at the time of their rescue.

Officials say the 50 dogs have now been given clean bills of health and are in the process of being rehomed to loving families as police continue to investigate. 

One of the Chihuahuas rescued from the Northern California home was given emergency medical assistance and has since been placed in a new home

One of the Chihuahuas rescued from the Northern California home was given emergency medical assistance and has since been placed in a new home 

This is the tweet the Livermore Police Department sent out after the rescue of the pups

This is the tweet the Livermore Police Department sent out after the rescue of the pups

The Livermore Police Department said in a post officials first became aware of the situation in December and were called to investigate. 

Upon arrival at the home, the group ‘determined the owner was hoarding the dogs and unable to care for them.’ 

As of January 8, the name of the homeowner has not been released. 

‘Livermore Police’s Animal Services Officer submitted a complaint to the District Attorney’s Office and it is currently under investigation,’ the department said in a post.  

DailyMail.com reached out to the district attorney’s office to see if any charges have been filed against the homeowner but did not hear back by the time of publication.

The Chihuahuas were taken to the East County Animal Shelter in Dublin and were treated. 

This is North Livermore, California, where the Chihuahuas were rescued from

This is North Livermore, California, where the Chihuahuas were rescued from

15 of the Chihuahuas rescues were sent to the Oakland Animal Shelter

15 of the Chihuahuas rescues were sent to the Oakland Animal Shelter 

All of the animals were vaccinated, had their nails trimmed, and were placed in clean cages by animal service officials. 

The Livermore Police Department said one dog needed emergency medical treatment.  

The Chihuahua that needed additional care has already been placed in a new home. 

None of the dogs have died, authorities said. 

This is one of the pups saved from the Livermore home

This is one of the pups saved from the Livermore home

Another pup is seen in a pic on the Valley Humane Society's website

Another pup is seen in a pic on the Valley Humane Society’s website

Another Chihuahua at the Valley Humane Society is currently up for adoption

Another Chihuahua at the Valley Humane Society is currently up for adoption

The dogs were split up after the incident and remain at shelters across the Bay Area. 

A total of 15 dogs are at the Oakland Animal Shelter, 12 are at the the Dublin SPCA and approximately 10 are at the Valley Humane Society. 

An additional 12 dogs remain at the East County Animal Shelter.

Officials are now looking for interested parties to adopt the pups.  

Anyone interested in giving one of the dogs a home or making a financial donation toward their care can do so here. 

Community members thanked the Livermore Police Department for saving the dogs

Community members thanked the Livermore Police Department for saving the dogs

The post received dozens of comments

The post received dozens of comments 

One woman said 'thank God' to the rescue of the dogs

One woman said ‘thank God’ to the rescue of the dogs

Another person said she hopes the 'hoarder' is 'able to get help'

Another person said she hopes the ‘hoarder’ is ‘able to get help’ 

Community members thanked Livermore Police Department for saving the animals Friday on their Facebook post announcing the rescue of the pups. 

‘Thank you so much LPD for saving these precious babies,’ wrote one person. 

‘Thanks for getting these dogs out of that horrible situation. I hope the person who was hoarding them is able to get help as well,’ wrote another.’ 

‘Nobody will be more excited to see you when you get 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 van crossed over the center line on a roadway in Santa Rosa and crashed head-on into a semi-truck headed in the opposite direction. 

Several animals were killed in the crash but a large number were also rescued. 

Many of the initial 65 dogs rescued were pregnant at the time and the number of animals has now grown to over 100, according to local officials. 

That number is expected to grow.

Police said 40-year-old Missael Rodelo from El Paso was behind the wheel and has been cited for failing to stay in a traffic lane.





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