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UPDATE: Dogs thriving following north horror rescue

A hundred Chihuahuas rescued from a horror property in the north of Pretoria are now thriving at a local shelter or new homes.

In March the dogs were removed from an abandoned building in Buffelsdrift, where it appeared they were kept for breeding purposes.

The animals suffered terrible neglect and illness.

The NSPCA and Wet Nose animal rescue stepped in to remove the dogs and take them to safety.

Recently Wet Nose shared a video on social media to show how well some of the dogs were now faring.

WATCH:

Chihuahua Rescue – Happy Feedback

You will remember the Chihuahua rescue in March of over 100 dogs from a backyard breeding facility, where the dogs and pups were kept in terrible conditions. Most were not used to human contact and terrified of humans. We had a huge job on our hands to socialise the dogs and treat all the health conditions as well as sterilise, vaccinate, de-worm and microchip all of them in order to get them ready for adoption. The majority of the little rescues have found homes already and are thriving, but 32 of them are still waiting for their forever homes. The good news is that almost all of them have been rehabilitated and have become awesome playful little dogs, as seen in the video. Please share like crazy and help us get these little darlings the home that they deserve.

Posted by Wetnose Animal Rescue Centre on Thursday, 19 July 2018

Some of the dogs were adopted.

Some of the adoptive owners shared photos of their furry kids adapting well.

The Buffelsdrift property was still home to several cats.

Animal activists earlier expressed outrage that the cats were not also removed.

“It doesn’t make sense that only the dogs were removed when it is clear that the owner shouldn’t be keeping any pets,” said activist, Herman H le Roux.

Wet Nose spokesperson Mark Steele said Tshwane SPCA was monitoring the condition of the cats.

In an earlier statement, Steele said the condition of the dogs was far worse than of the felines.

Some of the dogs had to be put down due to illness.

Managing director of Wet Nose, Debbie Buys, said the condition of the animals at Buffelsdrift as horrid and the worst case of animal neglect she had ever seen.

The owner of the animals was yet to face charges.

ALSO READ: UPDATE: Animal activists seek justice over abused dogs, cats in north

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