50 dogs, rescued from hoarder’s minivan, up for adoption in Jurupa Valley

About 50 dogs rescued from a transient’s minivan have gone up for adoption.

An animal hoarder drove the dogs to the county’s Jurupa Valley shelter on Thursday, May 12, after he had been evicted from his home, said John Welsh of the Riverside County Department of Animal Services.

At least one canine was dead upon arrival, while others were overheated and some had possibly been exposed to parvovirus, a highly contagious viral disease that can be fatal to young dogs, Welsh said.

County veterinarians treated the dogs, mostly terrier mixes between 1 and 3 years old, and they were put up for adoption on Friday, May 13.

None of the dogs will be euthanized unless their health deteriorates, he said, and Welsh expects them all to be adopted.

“These dogs are very cute and don’t have any behavioral issues,” he said.

Anyone looking to adopt one of the dogs can visit the Riverside County Department of Animal Services’ Jurupa Valley shelter at 6851 Van Buren Blvd.

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