Chihuahua Hoarding: 65 Dogs Removed

A neighbor in Falls City, Nebraska, complained of hoarding to the sheriff who, in turn, brought in the Nebraska Humane Society.

The majority of dogs are in good shape. A doctor was on hand to check them out. A few of them were mange.

Investigators say the owners of the Chihuahuas -- an older couple -- cooperated and were even complimentary while they surrendered their pets.

"They actually thanked us at one point for coming down and assisting them," said Mark Langan, with the Nebraska Humane Society. "They hated to see the dogs leave. They were attached...had given them names to every one. They realized situation had gotten out of hand. "

Initially there were 79 dogs in the house but investigators allowed 14-of the Chihuahuas to go home with family members of the couple.

At this point, no tickets have been issued in Richardson County.

The home is only 900 square feet, so the ammonia levels were off the charts according to investigators.

The Humane Society says the levels aren't safe for pets, or humans.

Eventually, the dogs will be put up for adoption.


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