Rogers Humane Society hopes to adopt dogs who survived Avoca fire

Of 149 Chihuahuas, less than half survived an Avoca house fire on Saturday. “They were most likely breeding them,” Clayton Morgan, executive director of the Humane Society for Animals told Rogers. “We had two things going on, breeding and hoarding.” As for Chihuahuas today, some are happy. Others are shy. But they are alive. “We have animals from six months to 10 to 12 years old,” Morgan said. But many are not healthier. “Premature cataracts, problems of skin, overbite, underbite. All different conditions – a lot of it comes from poor animal husbandry,” Morgan said. Those at Rogers’ Humane Society for Animals scrambled to take care of the sudden influx. “Seventy-four animals, that’s hard,” Morgan said. “I’ve had up to 100 before. We all work overtime, get up earlier and go to bed later. happens, Morgan said it would ease a lengthy legal process and get Chihuahuas into forever homes sooner.

Of 149 Chihuahuas, less than half survived an Avoca house fire on Saturday.

“They were most likely breeding them,” Clayton Morgan, executive director of the Humane Society for Animals, told Rogers. “We had two things going, breeding and hoarding.”

As for today’s Chihuahuas, some are happy. Others are shy. But they are alive.

“We have animals from six months to 10 or 12 years old,” Morgan said.

But many are not healthier.

“Premature cataracts, skin issues, overbite, underbite. All different conditions — a lot of it comes from poor breeding,” Morgan said.

Those at Rogers’ Humane Society for Animals scrambled to cope with the sudden influx.

“Seventy-four animals is tough,” Morgan said. “I’ve had up to 100 before. We’re all working overtime, getting up earlier and going to bed later.”

The family of six, who escaped the blaze unscathed, said they plan to relinquish ownership of the dogs, which will allow Humane Society to place them for adoption.

If that happens, Morgan said it would ease a lengthy legal process and place the Chihuahuas in forever homes sooner.