The Chihuahuas were transferred to the Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter (BARCS), which began the process of neutering, spaying and vaccinating the dogs in preparation for the daunting task of finding them all homes.
"Of the 53, we have 6 moms and 16 1-week-old puppies. The rest are all young adults," Jennifer Brause, executive director of BARCS, told The Dodo. "Overall, they are in good condition. There are a few who need major dental work, but otherwise, they look good."