by Lindsay Barnett

Fifteen homeless Chihuahuas transported from San Francisco to New York City this month seem to have great new lives in store for them in the big city. More than 100 New Yorkers stood in line for a chance to adopt one of the little dogs from New York’s ASPCA shelter last Wednesday. When all was said and done, 11 of them (Bebop, Honey, Hancock, Annie, Jeb, Colette, Tina, Orlando, Bella, Holly and Nalla, if you’re keeping score) had new homes; the remaining four will be offered for adoption after receiving additional veterinary care. Chihuahuas make up an alarmingly large percentage of the animals in California animal shelters, but are rarely seen in shelters in many other parts of the country. Transporting the little dogs to other states has become an increasingly popular solution to the problem. (Agence France-Presse)

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