According to MassLive, 23 dogs of mixed Yorkshire Terrier-Chihuahua breed have been given up by their owners who have fallen on hard times. The owners living in an undisclosed location in Worcester County, Massachusetts lost their home and had to shift 9 out of the 23 dogs into a shed in order to keep a roof over their heads. They later called the MSPCA for assistance.
The dogs which were taken to the MSPCA facility in Nevins Farm located in Methuen are said to be doing okay except for some dental health issues. Once treated, they are expected to be put up for adoption as soon as possible.
This is because these dogs were surrendered to the MSPCA right on the heels of a large number of dogs that have been taken including the 32 cats from the 91 from an overwhelmed owner in Tewksbury. As a result of overcrowding, the MSPCA had to transfer 5 of the Chihuahuas to their Boston adoption center which is located in Jamaica Plains.
The Chihuahuas are undersocialized due to their living situations and in light of this, it is hoped that they will be matched with owners who will be able to handle them with patience.
This is an excerpt from an article describing how the MSPCA can be supported: "The MSPCA’s Giving Day 2022 is also approaching and the organization is encouraging those who support its mission to find new homes for thousands of surrendered pets, provide subsidized medical care to thousands of animals and distribute millions of meals for pets to families in need by donating to support it."
Those interested in more information or donating can do so at the MSPCA website.