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bijou
01-07-2010, 09:12 AM
More than a dozen Chihuahuas are being flown in style from San Francisco to New York in a bid to reduce chihuahua overpopulation in California, and make up a chihuahua shortfall on the east coast.

The 15 animals were given the red carpet treatment before they flown in the main cabins of twoVirgin America flights that left from San Francisco International Airport on Wednesday morning.

TV cameras and photographers captured their walk down the red carpet as they boarded their planes at San Francisco International Airport. ...Chihuahuas are in abundance at California animal shelters as the state suffers from a severe chihuahua overpopulation problem - but they're wanted other states like New York, where there are insufficient chihuahuas to meet demand. ...


woof (http://www.metro.co.uk/weird/808139-new-york-gets-emergency-chihuahua-airlift)

noonwitch
01-07-2010, 09:16 AM
I saw this on the Today Show this morning. It made me happy.

I know a lady who just loves her Chihauhaus. I think they're annoying little dogs, but she just loves them. They are good for apartment dwellers, but I'm partial to larger dogs like Katie, my norwegian elkhound.

djones520
01-07-2010, 09:18 AM
Why do I have a sinking feeling that tax payers somewhere were responisble for paying for this?

noonwitch
01-07-2010, 09:24 AM
Why do I have a sinking feeling that tax payers somewhere were responisble for paying for this?


No, it was the Humane Society and Virgin Airlines who paid for it all.

djones520
01-07-2010, 09:25 AM
No, it was the Humane Society and Virgin Airlines who paid for it all.

Thats good then.

lacarnut
01-07-2010, 09:35 AM
You would have thought that they could have found a home for these pups closer than the 3k mile journey from CA to NY. Oh, well, both of these states have so much money to piss away. Plus, you are taking a Mexican POS from a warm climate and introducing it to a cold one. Maybe the new owners will vacation with them in FL for the winter.:rolleyes::)

Gingersnap
01-07-2010, 10:04 AM
You would have thought that they could have found a home for these pups closer than the 3k mile journey from CA to NY.


That's what I was wondering. Most rescue Shelties in Colorado are either local or come out of Nebraska, Kansas, or New Mexico (Wyoming is not a Sheltie hotbed for some reason). Ditto for Collies. Either way, they all travel by car in relays. :confused:

linda22003
01-07-2010, 10:08 AM
The word "airlift" conjures up images of little dogs being jettisoned out over the Hudson Valley....

lacarnut
01-07-2010, 10:11 AM
That's what I was wondering. Most rescue Shelties in Colorado are either local or come out of Nebraska, Kansas, or New Mexico (Wyoming is not a Sheltie hotbed for some reason). Ditto for Collies. Either way, they all travel by car in relays. :confused:

My ex g.f. was so despondent when her cocker spaniel died, I could not find a quality puppy in LA. I was interested in getting one from the west coast but the breeder had a no fly policy because of the stress that it puts them thru and some of them wind up dead. I drove 600 miles to AR to get one.

obx
01-07-2010, 10:11 AM
No, it was the Humane Society and Virgin Airlines who paid for it all.

No, it was some Korean fast-food chain.
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lacarnut
01-07-2010, 10:14 AM
No, it was some Korean fast-food chain.

Chihuahua on the stick:eek::rolleyes:

linda22003
01-07-2010, 10:44 AM
Have they considered water transportation?
http://prototypen.com/blog/falk/pics/chihuahua_fashion_show.jpg

Gingersnap
01-07-2010, 11:13 AM
I'd pay good money to see that dog dive. :D

MountainMan
01-07-2010, 12:48 PM
No, it was the Humane Society and Virgin Airlines who paid for it all.

And the Humane Society never gets tax dollars? Right......

MountainMan
01-07-2010, 12:50 PM
I'd pay good money to see that dog dive. :D

I'd pay good money to see that dog not surface....... Ankle biting sonofabitches....... ;)

PoliCon
01-07-2010, 12:55 PM
Why do I have a sinking feeling that tax payers somewhere were responisble for paying for this?

and where's wilbur to bitch about how this is destroying the environment? What kind of carbon footprint do you think this caused?

PoliCon
01-07-2010, 12:56 PM
The word "airlift" conjures up images of little dogs being jettisoned out over the Hudson Valley....

Now that would be fun to see!

lacarnut
01-07-2010, 03:56 PM
The word "airlift" conjures up images of little dogs being jettisoned out over the Hudson Valley....

Don't give Bloomy any new ideas on how the city can piss more money down the drain. Thousand of dollars spent on fliers to educate Heroin users the proper way to shoot up.

I doubt that there is a huge market for Chihuahua's in NYC. Sounds like a publicity stunt to me. Bloomy should auction them suckers off on E-bay.

Rebel Yell
01-07-2010, 04:09 PM
My ex g.f. was so despondent when her cocker spaniel died, I could not find a quality puppy in LA. I was interested in getting one from the west coast but the breeder had a no fly policy because of the stress that it puts them thru and some of them wind up dead. I drove 600 miles to AR to get one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQjgW8QlHPM

Rebel Yell
01-07-2010, 04:14 PM
I'd pay good money to see that dog not surface....... Ankle biting sonofabitches....... ;)

I always HATED Chihuahuas......... until we got one.

Gingersnap
01-07-2010, 04:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQjgW8QlHPM

LOL! Just about the funniest dude on the entire planet. :D

lacarnut
01-07-2010, 05:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQjgW8QlHPM

That video nails. She did not want another dog but when I brought it into her house, it was another story.

Sonnabend
01-08-2010, 06:15 AM
I love chihuahuas
























Especially medium rare with vegetables and gravy :D:D:D