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Chihuahuas found abandoned in desert near Mountains Edge

Posted at 11:37 PM, Mar 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 03:06:56-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nestled safely in a basket on a blanket in a warm car life has improved tremendously for a pair of imperiled pups.

"They were so stressed out,” said Gina Greisen of Nevada Voters for Animals, who is caring for the rescued animals until they find forever homes. “These poor babies have been running through Mountains Edge.”

Greisen said they were running through the desert and subdivisions near South Durango Drive and Mountains Edge Parkway.

And this was where Kim Biron of the Las Vegas Trapping Girls has been trying to capture a group of Chihuahuas on the loose. None of them had collars or chips, so she believed they were likely dumped and didn't have concerned owners looking for them.

"We are guessing that there's maybe four left out here in the desert,” she said.

Biron set a trap Wednesday afternoon but came out Tuesday night after she learned just how many dogs could be out along with hungry coyotes - as the coyotes are anoterh element the Chihuahuas are not equipped to battle.

"It's cold; the dogs could be starving, freezing and of course they could get hit by cars,” Biron said. “We don't want them to be eaten by coyotes either, and that's our main concern."

But for now, at least a few were able to be located.

"They are actually healthy. And we are getting them adoption ready,” Greisen said.

Anyone interested in fostering or adopting the dogs or who may have seen the other dogs can inform Nevada Voters For Animals.