OGDEN — Shelter workers are scrambling to figure out what to do with 149 sick and starving Chihuahua dogs rescued from the home of an Ogden animal-lover.
The Standard-Examiner reports that volunteers began removing the dogs and puppies Monday night after the owner called an animal shelter for help.
Pack ‘N Pounce Animal Rescue spokeswoman Becky Cousineau (KEW’-sin-ay) says the man had been taking in strays and allowing them to reproduce.
She says the man was in poor health and even shut off his electricity and telephone service to pay for dog food.
The dogs are all described as mixed-breed Chihuahuas.
They’re suffering from starvation and ammonia burns from exposure to urine.