A few of the 65 Chihuahuas that were rescued by the RSPCA and Police from an address in Cowes last month are now ready to be re-homed, according to the Isle of Wight branch of the animal charity.
In total, 65 dogs are being cared for by the RSPCA after the animals were found inside a van and a property at the end of July.
The news led to outrage amongst the local community at the time but equally led to over £1,000 in donations being gifted through Island Echo alone. Other businesses and individuals have rallied around to help the charity in their hour of need.
Those interested in exploring the possibility of rehoming one of these dogs are required to fill in a RSPCA Perfect Match form. The RSPCA say they operate on a best match basis, not first come, first served and home checks will be required as standard.
A spokesperson for the RSPCA Isle of Wight branch has said:
“We expect that we will be overwhelmed with perfect match forms, which is such great news for the dogs, yet this may mean many humans could be disappointed.
“Please know that we value every one who reaches out to offer a home and thank you in advance.
“We continue to provide medical care and veterinary support to all the remaining dogs in care and they will become available for adoption over the coming days and weeks ahead”.
The RSPCA Isle of Wight branch can be contacted by emailing [email protected], calling 01983 840287 or by visiting the Animal Centre at Bohemia Corner, Godshill (11:00-16:00 Tues-Sun).
More information about rehoming an animal can be found at https://www.rspca.org.uk/findapet/rehomeapet/process.