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Los Angeles Is A Major Exporter Of Chihuahuas
Los Angeles is sending a batch of chihuahuas and other small dogs out into the big, wide world to find their new families. Los Angeles is rich in tiny dogs—60,000 registered Chihuahuas, according to the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles (spcaLA)—and many of them need loving homes. Other cities, however, have a lack of tiny pups. For this reason, spcaLA runs Air Chihuahua, a service that takes homeless dogs and flies them to cities where they can be adopted within days.
Today, Air Chihuahua embarked on a flight via United Airlines to Houston with 20 furry travelers on board, City News Service reports. This flight in particular carried the program's 500th passenger.
This entirely donor-funded program began in 2010, and has flown dogs to their forever-homes all over the country, as well as to Canada.
Here's a video spcaLA released showing a group of dogs in 2013 heading to Seattle.
The next Air Chihuahua voyage is slated for September 30, this time to Miami.
Dog Map Shows L.A. Is Full Of Chihuahuas And Pooches Named Max
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.