OGDEN -- The Weber Animal Shelter said Wednesday that more than 30 of the 149 rescued Chihuahua-mix dogs rescued this week in Ogden are now available for adoption.
Lt. Chad Ferrin said many of the other dogs have been farmed out to rescue organizations that are also finding foster and adoption homes. A small percentage were too sick to save.
The dogs, a wide variety of mixed breed with Chihuahua mixed in with most, were taken from a home in Ogden where the owner took in strays and kept his own dogs, but was unable to care for them properly.
He finally called Pack 'N Pounce Animal Rescue for help. Pack 'N Pounce, at 333 E. 2nd St., took in about about 30 of the dogs and, as of Thursday evening, all those have been adopted or fostered out, said Brenda Gordon, who is the owner Pack 'N Pounce.
Ferrin said news stories about the dogs brought an outpouring of food and money to help care for the dogs. Veterinarians have volunteered their services to provide checkups, rabies and other shots.
The shelter, at 1373 N. 750 West, Ogden, the north end of the Weber County Fairgrounds, will be closed today and Friday, but open Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon and next week during regular business hours.