Besides the Chihuahuas being dumped like last season’s fashion accessories, many elements are coming together to form the Perfect Storm.
- We’re having a heat wave. It’s hot so people don’t leave their houses except to do essential tasks. They don’t make trips to the shelter or to shopping centers and off-site adoption events which are often being cancelled at this time due to lack of interest.
- Adoptions go down every summer and the inventory goes up as people use vacations or moving as an excuse to dump their pets.
- Fireworks runaways. This is the worse time of year for runaway dogs. They get spooked by the noises of our celebration and they panic. This puts a burden on the shelters to house and feed the dogs until they are claimed.
This is a Blog Hop for shelter animals
Felix and Oscar were picked up as strays and no one claimed them. Their owner didn't even bother to deliver them to safety.
They’ve been through a lot together and need to go into the same forever home where they can feel safe and secure. They weigh about 8 pounds each.
More information on this not so odd couple
Thanks to Lisa Brown of Dogs N Paws for starting this blog hop to help homeless animals.