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By: Roger Coryell
Rescued dog
Photo by Livermore Police Department.

In Northern California, more than four dozen abused Chihuahuas have been rescued from a hoarder’s home.

50 dogs were rescued from “dirty conditions” in December at a man’s home in North Livermore, about 40 miles east of San Francisco.

In many cases, the dogs were found locked in cages without food or water when they were rescued, according to the Livermore Police Department.

A clean bill of health has been given to all 50 dogs, and they have now been rehomed while police continue their investigation.

One of the rescued dogs, Cruz, needed emergency medical treatment and has now been placed in a new home. Fifteen of the dogs are now ready to be adopted at Oakland Animal Services, 12 at the Dublin SPCA and 10 at the Valley Humane Society. Twelve more dogs are still at the East County Animal Shelter.

Oakland Animal Services at (510) 535-5602

Dublin SPCA at (925) 479-9670

Valley Humane Society at (925) 426-8656

East County Animal Shelter at (925) 803-7040