35 rescued Chihuahuas available for adoption in Fort Lauderdale

- A big adoption effort is underway for dozens of Chihuahuas, after they were rescued from unlivable conditions.

There were 35 Chihuahuas and Chihuahuas mixes, ranging from 8 weeks old to 7 years old, that were living in one room, infested with fleas. Cherie Wachter, vice president of marketing at the HSBC, tells WSVN the family couldn’t care for all of them since the father had dementia, and was overwhelmed by the number of dogs in the house.

The dogs have a healthy weight on them, but are lacking fur and have sores on their little bodies from scratching, Wachter said “beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but I think they’re all little diamonds in the rough.”

They have been at the Humane Society of Broward County since Saturday, waiting for their forever homes.

Since the arrival of the Chihuahuas, the humane society volunteers quickly got to work cleaning them up, ridding them of the pesky bugs, clipping their nails, and preparing them for adoption. At least 18 are ready. 

“I think they’re going to do best in a quiet home. They are fragile,” Wachter explained “They’re a little skittish. You have another dog home, I think, they would do best with a buddy.”

If you’re interested in adopting one of the Chihuahas, head to the Humane Society of Broward County for more information or call 954-989-3977, Ext. 6.

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