EAST PRAIRIE, MO (KFVS) - A total of 22 chihuahuas living in poor conditions were removed from a home in East Prairie, Missouri.
The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri shared a video of the dogs with Heartland News.
East Prairie Police called the Humane Society to pick up and care for the dogs while they investigated a hoarding case at the home.
By Thursday, Jan. 10, the Humane Society said the dogs were ready to be adopted.
All dogs will be checked out by a veterinarian, who will volunteer their services to make sure they are healthy.
One of the dogs has an injury while others have skin conditions.
The Humane Society also called on volunteers to come to the facility to hold the dogs in order to make them feel more comfortable at the shelter.
Executive director of the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, Tracy Poston, said the dogs were part of a terrible case of hoarding.
“It was really sad," Poston said. "You hate to see animals let alone humans living in that. The smell of ammonia was so strong that literally your eyes burned so they were in very poor conditions. I believe the city officer said they would like to condemn the home.”
According to Poston, the Humane Society will be relying on volunteers to help these animals find new homes. She says most of the dogs are social and like to cuddle.