CARLTON (AP) — Dozens of Chihuahuas have been removed from a home in northeastern Minnesota and brought to the Animal Humane Society in Golden Valley.

The Carlton County Sheriff's Office got a call from an agent with the Animal Humane Society about dogs living in crowded and unsanitary conditions at a home in Silver Township. A deputy went with the agent to the home, and 41 small Chihuahua and Chihuahua mix dogs were voluntarily surrendered.

The Animal Humane Society says some of the dogs were tiny, unweaned puppies and pregnant mothers. The Chihuahuas will receive a medical evaluation, vaccinations and behavioral care before they become available for adoption.