800 rescued dogs find home!

According to the Mutts blog from the Baltimore Sun.com...

Hundreds of rescued chihuahuas find homes

An Arizona animal shelter that rescued hundreds of Chihuahuas from a filthy mobile home last week says nearly all have been adopted.

Nearly 800 small dogs, mostly Chihuahuas, and 36 parrots were found in a large mobile home northwest of Tucson. All that were old enough and healthy enough to leave the shelter were adopted by Monday, the Associated Press reported.

Hundreds of people showed up at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona last Thursday after news reports about the case in hopes of adopting the dogs, and -- after some shoving matches -- the sheriff's department was called in to clear the crowd out, spokeswoman Jenny Rose said.

The shelter reopened the next day, and 500 people lined up to get the dogs, which included terriers, Pomeranians, Chinese cresteds and Lhasa apsos. Rose said calls came in from Germany, Australia and across the nation.

The hoarded animals belonged to an elderly couple who felt no one else could give them a good home. No charges have been filed against the couple. Some of the animals were missing paws — either from having been attacked by animals or getting caught in fencing outside, Rose said. To read the full Associated Press account, click here.