42 Chihuahuas Removed From Miami-Dade Home Up for Adoption

Miami-Dade County Animal Services is looking for homes for 42 Chihuahuas that were removed from a home Wednesday.

The Chihuahuas were removed from a home in northwest Miami-Dade but were found to be in good condition after an evaluation by shelter veterinarians, animal services officials said.

An anonymous tip led animals services to the home, officials said. They called it a case of dog hoarding and uncontrolled breeding, and said the owner voluntarily surrendered the animals.

"Uncontrolled breeding is a large contributor to the number of homeless pets in our community," said Alex Muñoz, Director of Miami-Dade County Animal Services. "We can’t stress enough the importance of spaying or neutering pets, which not only helps reduce the number of unwanted pets, but also helps them live longer and healthier lives."

The Chihuahuas can be adopted by visiting the shelter located at 7401 Northwest 74th Street in Miami. Adoption hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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