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.