Rescued dogs brought to Greenville

07/29/2014 12:05 AM

07/29/2014 12:12 AM

Gertie needs some dental work.

Whisper doesn’t need dental work because she has no teeth.

Pierce needs to gain some weight.

They are three of what’s being called the Kentucky 11. They were 11 of the 68 dogs surrendered by a woman in western Kentucky and brought to Greenville by Bald is Beautiful, a rescue organization for Chinese Cresteds and other hairless breeds.

All 11 were spayed or neutered last week, and eight of them need dental work, said Micki Brown, one of the founders of Bald is Beautiful.

The group is perhaps best known as the rescue organization that found a home for Dancing Nathan, a Chinese Crested that dances in a chair and has become an internet sensation since his video was shown on the Ellen show.

David Hall, the director of a shelter in New Albany, Ind., which got the dogs initially, said they had been surrendered by the owner after some friends talked with her about the number of dogs she had in the house. Most of the dogs were Chihuahuas.

The dogs were taken to the shelter in a 24-foot trailer and were dispersed to rescue groups throughout the Midwest.

Bald is Beautiful volunteers drove to Indiana to get the Chinese Cresteds.

It was one of the largest groups the organization has taken in since it started in 2010. Bald is Beautiful has placed more than 300 dogs and grown from five members to 60, with foster homes all over the East Coast.

People have come from as far away as Portland, Ore., to adopt after going through a stringent application process involving vet checks, references and home visits.

It will be a while before any of the Kentucky 11 are available for adoption. Updates are made regularly at baldisbeautifuldogrescue.org or you can email: baldisbeautifuldogrescue@gmail.com for information.

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