Maryvale, Arizona has a pack of stray Chihuahuas chasing and nipping children, overrunning residential areas, and making a general nuisance of themselves.
The overpopulation isn’t the result of a fad started by Madonna, Britney and She Who Won’t Be Named on this Blog, however. Authorities believe the high number of home foreclosures and undocumented workers forced to leave Arizona when the economy tanked has caused the overpopulation.
The abandoned dogs continue to produce puppies and now the little guys are everywhere.
The Chihuahua Rescue is filled to capacity and can no longer accept dogs.
Because they are small it doesn’t take much food to sustain them as they roam the streets. They are fast and can evade animal control by getting into small escape routes. Animal control is frustrated by people reporting a stray but by the time they get there the dog could be miles away.
They are asking people to contain the dogs until they can pick them up.
Easier said than done.