Chihuahuas rescued in August from a home in Butts County are getting new adopted homes. (Noah’s Ark) So, what happened to the more than 180 Chihuahuas that were found coming out of drawers, the mattress, and on top of the stove in a home in Butts County in August?
Allison Hedgecoth with Noah’s Ark in Locust Grove, tells WSB it has been challenging but well worth it.
Despite the hard work, it has been worth it.
“When you see them kinda start to come out of their shell a little bit, it’s amazing. And then, of course, matching them with the right people, that’s the ultimate,” said Hedgecoth.
Rescued chihuahuas find new homes (Noah’s Ark) She says all of the dogs that are old enough have had their vaccines and have been neutered and spayed. While many still remain at the shelter, that doesn’t mean they’re still up for adoption..
She stresses that the people that did adopt them would have to realize these dogs have already been through a lot
And while the dogs may have had a rough start to their lives.
“The dogs just make you so happy, watching them come out of their shell. All these Chihuahuas are so resilient. It’s unbelievable. You don’t feel sorry them when you’re working around them, you just notice how spunky they are,” said Hedgecoth.
While the dogs may need to learn how to socialize with people, they’re great with other animals.
“All they have is each other. That’s all that they’ve had. They’re almost like tiny, little wolves. I mean, they really are which is great because they have wonderful dog manners. They’re used to being around other dogs. They definitely do have their own little best friends,” said Hedgecoth.
She says they took that into account with the ones who were especially scared.
“A lot of the dogs that we have already adopted out and have gone to their forever homes, we adopted them out as a pair. Especially for some of the more nervous dogs, the shy and timid ones, it’s really great that they got to a home where one of the Chihuahuas’ friends went with them,” said Hedgecoth.
Rescued chihuahuas find new homes (Noah’s Ark) Hedgecoth admits they’ve already spent at least $10,000 on these animals and have gotten a lot of support from the community.
To donate to help pay for the costs, go to the Noah’s Ark website at noahs-ark.org