Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Project Flying Chihuahuas

These chihuahuas in this story are now up for adoption in New York!  For more info click here!
Chihuahuas have been flying out of California since other states learned about the glut of little dogs in the Golden State.
A group of 25 dogs has already arrived at the Humane Society for Greater Nashua in New Hampshire, thanks to "Grey's Anatomy" actress Katherine Heigl, Kinder4Rescue in Studio City and American Airlines.
The Nashua shelter found homes for the first 25 and had a waiting list of 100 people.
Heigl's foundation has paid the discounted airfare for all 68 dogs so far, she added, and new donors for more flights were being sought.
Dozens of dogs have been sent by Oakland Animal Services to nearby states like Washington, Oregon and Arizona, but most of them were delivered by SUV.  The Chihuahua crisis in California developed as Hollywood featured the dogs in movies like "Beverly Hills Chihauhua" and "Legally Blonde," they became constant companions to the rich and famous, backyard breeders saw a chance to make hundreds of dollars a dog and the recession forced some dog owners to abandon their pets.
California shelters soon found that Chihuahuas made up 30% or more of their dog populations.  Meanwhile, there has long been a severe shortage of small dogs in the east.  Officials on both sides of the country are optimistic they can work out the imbalance.
In the last 12 months, animal shelters in the city of Los Angeles have taken in 4,700 Chihuahuas, 1,000 more than the 12 months before that.  Los Angeles has over 300 chihuahuas in its shelters now and they are taking about 340 a month.
Provided by LA Times
If you or any of your friends/familys are interested in making a donation you can go to either one of the sites below!  All contributions are very much appreciated!  Help find these cute little chis homes! 


Maroussia said...

It will be great to watch Legally Blonde, i have bought tickets from looking forward to it.

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