18 Shih Tzu dogs up for adoption; owner couldn't care for them anymore

DETROIT — A metro Detroit animal rescue organization is searching for a home for 18 Shih Tzu dogs after getting a call about a neglectful owner who couldn’t care for the canines anymore.

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Friends for Animals of Metro Detroit said it was contacted by a family member of a Dearborn resident over concerns that the numerous dogs were not receiving the care they needed.

After city officials visited the resident, they contacted the rescue group after the homeowner agreed to give up the dogs.

The dogs range in age from 3 months to 3 years old, according to the Detroit Free Press.

"We are working to get all the dogs what they need to be placed up for adoption, which hopefully will be within the next few days," FAMD said in a post on its website.

People interested in adopting one of the animals can go to the group's website here and fill out an adoption questionnaire. The requests will be considered in the order they are submitted.

The agency is also accepting donations to help with the costs of spaying, neutering and microchipping the dogs.