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Collage of Chihuahuas Rescued In Tempe

AHS Rescues 31 Chihuahuas From Deplorable Conditions

Written by: Arizona Humane Society
On Thursday, July 28th, the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) assisted Tempe Police Department on a hoarding case where our Animal Cruelty Investigators and Behavior Specialists removed 31 Chihuahuas from a Tempe home.

The dogs range in age from one-week-old puppies and their moms to adults approximately eight years of age. Most of them appear to be between two and five years old. Currently, the pets are undergoing medical exams and testing at our Second Chance Animal Hospital™.

Some dogs are timid and a bit fearful, so our Behavior Team will begin working with them once they are medically cleared. Despite having been through a lot, they finally experienced air conditioning and eating from actual food bowls, not on a feces-covered floor for the first time this weekend.

These Chihuahuas are 31 of more than 15,000 animals AHS takes in each year and one of more than 6,900 cases of suspected animal cruelty that AHS’ Animal Cruelty Investigators respond to each year. To learn more, visit