Last rescued chihuahua finds home

John Filby and Rick Salvatico are hoping to adopt Macey, the last of 66 chihuahuas housed by the RSPCA after they were removed from a Hobart home.

John Filby and Rick Salvatico are hoping to adopt Macey, the last of 66 chihuahuas housed by the RSPCA after they were removed from a Hobart home.

MACEY the timid chihuahua finally has a new family.

The three-year-old is the last of the 66 chihuahuas housed at the RSPCA to be adopted out.

She arrived at the RSPCA in December last year after inspectors removed 45 dogs from a home in Hobart following a complaint.

Hobart Animal Care Centre manager Alison Ball said the original number quickly swelled to 66 after an additional 21 puppies were born.

About 25 of the dogs were taken to the Launceston and Devonport animal care centres.

Macey was pregnant when she arrived, and was taken home by Ms Ball until her pups were weaned.

Macey's pups, Ruff and Tumble, have been adopted out, and Macey is the last to find a permanent home.

John Filby and Rick Salvatico saw Macey on the RSPCA's Facebook page yesterday and decided it was love at first sight.

The two put in an application to adopt Macey yesterday and passed the test.

"We just love her," Mr Filby said.

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