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First of Chihuahuas from Racine Hoarding Case Up for Adoption

The first Chihuahuas from the Racine hoarding rescue on Monday will be available for adoption on Friday at the Wisconsin Humane Society’s Ozaukee Campus.

Jellybean, Olive, Paco and Poppy have all been spayed or neutered, microchipped and given initial vaccinations. Adoptions are first-come, first-served, as long as it’s a good fit, and no holds are being taken for them.

The WHS Ozaukee Campus opens today at 2:00 PM and is located at 630 West Dekora Street in Saukville. 

"In hoarding situations like this, dogs coming from these situations tend to be more fearful, pretty shy, and timid, and it takes them a little bit longer to come out of their shells," said Angela Speed, with the Wisconsin Humane Society. 

Speed said the homeowners realized they couldn’t take care of them anymore. 

"They willingly surrendered the animals, which was in the best interest of the dogs and the family,” Speed said. “The conditions weren't great for animals and just the sheer volume of dogs was too much for anybody."

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