Six dozen chihuahuas from Bakersfield, California, have been rescued from an animal hoarding place and found home two days before the National Chihuahua Appreciation Day. This appreciation day is celebrated across the globe on the 14th of May every year.
Before this rescue operation, 14 other chihuahuas got rescued in February from the same hoarding place. The 14 dogs have been placed to the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe for rehabilitation.
According to Dora Dahlke, the chihuahuas have been subjects of maltreatment. As such, these sixty dogs need to undergo rehabilitation. The reason for this is that for the dogs to forget the trauma as well as the bad experiences they had in the hoarding place.
Dora mentioned that the sixty dogs were placed in a cramped space that is supposed to fit only ten dogs. More than this, there was no sufficient food and water supply for the dogs. The condition that these sixty dogs have gone through affected their socialization as well as cognitive skills. And we’re glad that sixty chihuahuas found a home on national chihuahuas day
This is why Dora and some other well-meaning volunteers are working hard to rehabilitate the dogs. Dora mentioned that the rehabilitation would take at least three months. Under the program, they would support the chihuahuas so they could carry on with their lives.
Dora admitted that it would be a tough job for them because of the maltreatment the dogs have been through and the loneliness they endured. However, what pushes Dora’s group to go on with the advocacy is their love for dogs. Dora is a fur parent, too, so she knows how these dogs feel.
For Dora, it may take a long while before the dogs get fully recover, but this no longer matters. Dora said that what matters the most is they are in control of the recovery of the chihuahuas. Thus this is how sixty Chihuahuas found a home on National Chihuahuas Day
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