MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Animal services workers have removed more than 260 small dogs from a southwest Florida home.

The dogs, most of which had matted fur, fleas and intestinal parasites, were rescued form a home in Venice last week. The 263 dogs, which included Chihuahuas, poodles, schnauzers, had been kept outdoors in chicken coop like structures, according to CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald.

All were taken to the shelter where they were cleaned up and checked out by veterinarians. Some may be available for adoption as early as Monday.

CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald contributed to this report.

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