24 Chihuahuas Rescued From Hoarder and Airlifted to New Jersey

Two dozen Chihuahuas were flown to New Jersey after being rescued. They belonged to a hoarder in North Carolina who recently died. Now they're at the animal shelter at Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey Township, New Jersey, and need new homes.

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Ted Greenberg
October 12, 2012: Two dozen Chihuahuas were rescued and flown from North Carolina to New Jersey.
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They were rescued from the home of a hoarder who recently passed away.
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They dogs were brought to the animal shelter at Popcorn Park Zoo in Lacey Township, Ocean County, New Jersey.
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Eventually, all the dogs may need forever homes.
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Right now they are all being checked out medically and socially by the Humane Society.
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Matthew Kiener
Matthew Kiener, a pilot from South Jersey, flew his Piper Saratoga down to get the Chihuahuas.
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He is part of an organization called Pilots N Paws -- animal lovers who help with long-distance rescues.
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The rescue cost Kiener about $400 for fuel.
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If you are interested in adopting one of these Chihuahuas, the Humane Society workers encourage you to call first or to come by and see them.
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The phone number is: 609-693-1900
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And the address is Popcorn Park Zoo, 1 Humane Way, Forked River, New Jersey, 08731
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Look! They can hardly wait to see you :)
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