28 Chihuahuas rescued from a backyard breeder | News
HENRICO, VA (WWBT)- Twenty eight Chihuahuas have a chance at a new life after being rescued three weeks ago at an undisclosed home in Henrico.
When Whitney Walters got the urgent call for help three weeks ago, she with her group AARF - Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation didn't think twice about taking on more than 2 dozen Chihuahuas from a desperate backyard breeder.
"It just quickly got out of hand when she couldn't sell or give away some of them and, of course, they were all unspade and unneutered," said Walters.
Not only where the dogs not fixed, many of them were sick, in need of vaccinations, rabies shots, and had to be treated for worms. Whitney and her group had to call for help as well.
"Because of the situation we just had to send out an urgent plea to all our volunteers for foster home, and that's always the critical component. If we don't have a place to put them, we can't help them," said Walters.
It's been a long road to recovery for these pups and with all the extra care vet bills were over ten thousand dollars just this past week.
The sad part is, Walters knows another big rescue like this is likely.
"Situations like this happen all the time," she said.
If you are interested in adopting a Chihuahua, go to http://www.aarf.org/. You can also help out the organization with a donation.
AARF will also have dogs at its Paws in the Park event this Saturday, May 5th at the Innsbrook Picnic Area on 4222 Cox Road, in Glen Allen. It'll be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
It'll be fun for all animals and families with live music, food, adoptions, a kid's play zone, door prizes and much more.
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