Sacramento is overpopulated with Chihuahuas. Animal rescue
groups blame pop culture…
But local shelters have been filling up with the animals because
people who adopt them are changing their minds.
"Chihuahuas love their people but don't necessarily love all
people and Chihuahuas aren't the right dog for everyone."
Lesley Kirrene is with the Sacramento SPCA. The group is
working with Sacramento city and county animal care services and
the Wings of Rescue organization to fly 15 to 18 small dogs out of
Sacramento Executive Airport to Idaho this Friday.
"This has been a great partnership with the shelter in
Idaho. They don't have the overpopulation of Chihuahuas as we do
here in the Sacramento area and they're happy to get
Money for the flight comes from the Carroll Petrie Foundation
Dog Rescue Project. Since last September, 1,000 dogs have been
flown out of Sacramento to other shelters in Idaho, Oregon and