Animal control officers removed 25 pets from a Kansas City home on Wednesday, most of them Chihuahua mixes who are now in the care of the KC Pet Project.
The pets were removed from the home because of their poor living conditions, according to Tori Fugate, spokeswoman for the city animal shelter. Animal control officers had been alerted to the situation earlier this week.
Among the animals were two cats and 23 dogs, including a female with puppies who are being moved into a foster home.
It’s not the largest group of Chihuahuas the KC Pet Project has ever taken in — police removed 34 of them from an Olathe home last year — but it does tax the shelter’s resources.
“They’re just a very popular breed,” Fugate said.
The KC Pet Project has been flooded with new arrivals this summer. The shelter took in more than 270 cats in July.
The shelter is asking for the community’s help in taking care of the animals.