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Adoptable Pets
100 Chihuahuas
The Friends would like to express our sincere thanks to our amazing staff, dedicated volunteers, and all of the Dearborn Animal Control Officers, police officers, and fire fighters who assisted with the rescue of over 100 Chihuahuas from an uninhabitable house. We also would like to thank the media for providing coverage and helping spread the word of the need for assistance and to all of you who, our community, who have responded with donations, bringing supplies to the shelter, submitting adoption applications, and offers to volunteer.
Pet rescue
The rescue began on a Thursday -- July 23. A neighbor had phoned the shelter to report a stray cat in a neighbor's yard. Dearborn Animal Control Officer, Jenny Jackson, found not only a litter of kittens, but also a small Chihuahua locked in a box. She knew something was wrong and returned with back-up and a warrant. This is Friends Shelter Manager, Heather Mehi who participated in the rescue. This little dog jumped into her arms when she opened a closet door where he had been confined. She named him Pudge and he now lives with her.
Pet rescue
A week later, on a Thursday - July 30, the dogs were
released to the Friends and these wonderful pups celebrated by playing in grass and seeing the sun for the first time. Unfortunately, it also was the day that the last three (3) dead dogs were found in the house, bringing that total to 168.