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Chihuahuas up for adoption after owner found dead in Phoenix home

Chihuahuas up for adoption after owner found dead in Phoenix home

Credit: 3TV

About two dozen Chihuahuas were found inside a home where an elderly man had been dead for a while.

by Jennifer Thomas

azfamily.com

Posted on February 5, 2010 at 10:18 PM

Updated Friday, Feb 5 at 10:55 PM

PHOENIX -- Some of the Chihuahuas found inside a home where an elderly man had died are ready for adoption.

Fourteen Chihuahuas were founding starving inside a South Phoenix home on Tuesday and another eight were found dead. Police said the owner had been dead for about two weeks.

Arizona Humane Society spokeswoman Kimberly Searles said the dogs were assessed by a veterinarian and 10 of them are ready for adoption. The other four will spend time in foster care over the next several weeks.

The Humane Society reports an overwhelming response from people wanting to adopt the dogs. They will be available for adoption at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion, 1521 W. Dobbins Road, in Phoenix.

Searles said the Humane Society will hold a lottery-style drawing. The screening process still applies and potential adopters need to bring a valid driver's license and a copy of their rental agreement if they rent an apartment or home.

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