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SoCal shelter gets big Chihuahua influx
upi. ^ | March. 2, 2013

Posted on 03/02/2013 10:49:18 AM PST by JoeProBono

PASADENA, Calif.- The staff of a California animal shelter says they have video of the truck that dropped off 15 Chihuahuas at their front door.

The diminutive dog pack was found early Friday outside the office of the Pasadena Humane Society with no indication of where they had come from.

The only clues are a monogrammed blanket found in one of the wire crates and surveillance video that shows a white pickup truck stopping at the building shortly before dawn.

KTLA-TV in Los Angeles says the city has a misdemeanor law on the books regarding abandoning dogs that carries a fine.

The dogs will be put up for adoption.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: chihuahua; chihuahuas; doggieping


1 posted on 03/02/2013 10:49:25 AM PST by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

There are worse things that could have happened to them.


2 posted on 03/02/2013 10:52:23 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Yeah. Better Chihuahuas than Pitbulls - as Chet99 once said.


3 posted on 03/02/2013 10:56:08 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: cripplecreek

Chihuahua’s adopt-out easily, so I’ve heard.


4 posted on 03/02/2013 10:59:00 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: cripplecreek

Turn them loose. Maybe they will make a run for the border.


5 posted on 03/02/2013 11:00:26 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

6 posted on 03/02/2013 11:00:54 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: 1rudeboy

They aren’t for me but they aren’t bad dogs. I just prefer my Jack Russells.


7 posted on 03/02/2013 11:04:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
I prefer my cute 100+ pound German Shepard.

Alias: Lambchop.

Seen here in one of her more play moments.

8 posted on 03/02/2013 11:13:58 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: JoeProBono

Some of the illegal aliens just released by obama?


9 posted on 03/02/2013 11:13:58 AM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: aomagrat

“Is everything in life simply all about politics” — Plato


10 posted on 03/02/2013 11:23:47 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: dragnet2

Beautiful dog!


11 posted on 03/02/2013 11:40:20 AM PST by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: JoeProBono

I once went into a shoe store to get some arch supports, and I was immediately accosted by two attack Chihuahuas who insisted on being held, scratched, petted, and tummy rubbed while climbing on my lap until I was rescued by the store’s owner.

It was so grueling that when I went back the next day to pick up my custom supports, the little monsters REMEMBERED me, and I had to go through it all over again.

When I went to leave, to my horror, they followed me to the door and whined when I actually walked out.

Seriesly, that was the most fun I’ve ever had in a shoe store in my life.


12 posted on 03/02/2013 11:42:06 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: JoeProBono

I just adopted 2 wonderful little chi’s from my local animal shelter this morning. they are absolute little snuggle bunnies! They are estimated to be 10 and 7 yrs old respectively. They were taken in as strays and they were starving, their poor little ribs were sticking out.


13 posted on 03/02/2013 12:45:06 PM PST by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: chae

We found our chihuahua Coco dumped out in our neighborhood in Feb. She was only about 6 mos old and totally traumatized. She is so cute and loving we cannot imagine a time when we did not have her.


14 posted on 03/02/2013 12:51:38 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: JoeProBono

For renters, small dogs like chihuahua’s are their only option for having a dog. Chihuahua’s make great pets and are defenders of their property and humans.


15 posted on 03/02/2013 1:17:09 PM PST by tob2 (Hurry up spring, I'm tired of winter!)
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To: JoeProBono

And if Chet99 said it once, he said it a...


16 posted on 03/02/2013 2:15:57 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: tob2

Those dogs bark at everything. Leaves moving, cars driving by, maybe even grass growing. And it is an annoying yap, yap, yap.

Big dogs judge what is worth an alert.


17 posted on 03/02/2013 2:18:23 PM PST by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: JoeProBono

There are several things I could say about this, besides the obvious vitriol toward the dumper.

First, maybe someone rescued these dogs (literally) from a hoarder or puppy mill.

Second, maybe the hoarder or mill runner got religion and decided to turn over a new leaf and stop what he was doing, willy nilly.

And for a little humor....

“shows a white pickup truck stopping”

Was it actually a blue Caprice?


18 posted on 03/02/2013 2:58:12 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: ruesrose

Thirty years ago I had an Airedale who didn’t consider anything worth a bark. She would mumble a squeeky whine of anticipation if someone walked too close to the front door such as the mailman. She would bite anyone who tried to touch her. When you first reached in her direction she would bare her teeth, no growl. Then if you actually tried to touch her she would give your hand a soft bite. If you insisted on touching her she would draw blood.

I’d give $5000 for an exact copy of her today. The absolute best dog in the world. Friendly and protective to my wife and myself ONLY. When friends came over they had to tolerate an inspection smell. They received a warning not to touch her if she walks close to you because this is her home and you are in it. She doesn’t want your attention so ignore her and everything will be fine.

She understood curious young children and didn’t attack them but she wouldn’t sit and allow them to pet her either. Oh, what a fantastic dog she was. I stole her from a rancher who used to physically abuse her.


19 posted on 03/02/2013 3:07:55 PM PST by B4Ranch (When democracy turns to tyranny, we still get to vote. We just won't use voting booths to do it.)
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To: ruesrose
Those dogs bark at everything. Leaves moving, cars driving by, maybe even grass growing. And it is an annoying yap, yap, yap. Big dogs judge what is worth an alert.

My little 3.8 lb., 14 year old Chi just passed away two weeks ago. She was a perfect little lady and never yap, yap, yappy. So what you say is not true of all of them. I've known big dogs that barked all night just to bark. So what you say about them is not true of all of them either.

20 posted on 03/02/2013 4:38:54 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: 1rudeboy
These dogs undoubtedly came from a hoarder-breeder who finally gave up on them. Happens a lot in southern CA.

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County have three chihuahuas for adoption, they will save if at risk and no one else steps up.
http://gsroc.org/available_dogs_detail.asp?ID=2237

http://gsroc.org/available_dogs_detail.asp?ID=2667

Had more but two were adopted.

21 posted on 03/02/2013 6:16:13 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: Fast Moving Angel
Beautiful dog!

Ya she is...my best friend...She's spoiled but has no fear.

22 posted on 03/02/2013 7:03:59 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: cripplecreek

JRT’s are the best.:)


23 posted on 03/02/2013 7:10:43 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Joe 6-pack; JoeProBono

Shoot, I would say the dogs were lucky to have been left at the door of an animal shelter, rather than somewhere else. Chihuahua’s are very popular with the Hispanics and are often even stolen here in my South Texas town.
Thanks for the pings Joe.


24 posted on 03/02/2013 7:37:11 PM PST by potlatch
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To: JoeProBono

My wife and daughter got us a 4 lb. Chi Dog, when he was very young.

Now years later, I can state without reservation, he is the worst pet ever.

Pisses where he wants, poops where he wants, bites me, etc.

They even paid for a trainer, to teach them how to train the animal. Wasted money.

Next pet, I get to pick.


25 posted on 03/02/2013 7:41:47 PM PST by truth_seeker
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To: cripplecreek

They’re looking for Taco bell.


26 posted on 03/02/2013 8:10:39 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: JoeProBono
{insert obligatory Taco Bell meat joke here}
27 posted on 03/02/2013 8:31:37 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: PistolPaknMama

Oh, so sorry for your loss. We have two, a 9 yo and one that is probably 3-4; he is not very healthy, so I don’t expect him to live long. The 9 yo is like a pup, wild and crazy. I call him my flying squirrel.


28 posted on 03/02/2013 8:36:51 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: truth_seeker

There is something about the little ones and marking territory. We have tried everything. As cute and loving as they are, I probably won’t get another one. I have one that will bite anyone else, but will let us torture him (he is sick, has to get baths, meds, ears scrubbed) without so much as a threatening look. But if the vet looks at him, he turns into the tasmanian chihuahua.


29 posted on 03/02/2013 8:40:39 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: TheOldLady

My attack chi snuck out of the yard the other day (the snow had pushed some of the fencing apart, and he can always find those weaknesses) and “terrorized” a neighbor until I got home from work. He almost didn’t want to come home.


30 posted on 03/02/2013 8:44:23 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: dragnet2
I prefer my cute 100+ pound German Shepard.

Any relation to the early astronaut with the same name?

31 posted on 03/02/2013 10:35:57 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Unin label, then buy something else.)
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To: JoeProBono
KTLA-TV in Los Angeles says the city has a misdemeanor law on the books regarding abandoning dogs that carries a fine.

In today's social environment that is the ultimate stupid, thoughtless, cruel law imagineable.
I volunteer at a local rescue organization, and know for a fact the horrific alternatives to this unenforceable law. A quick and merciful death, if they're lucky, by people who have no business having pets, let alone children.

32 posted on 03/02/2013 10:43:02 PM PST by publius911 (Look for the Unin label, then buy something else.)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Vicious little things, aren’t they. If you’re not careful around them, they’ll cute you to death, for sure!! Or at least break your heart, as you must leave them with their owners. [smiles]

I love dogs.


33 posted on 03/03/2013 6:38:34 AM PST by TheOldLady
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To: JoeProBono

Aww. Couple senior woofers in there. :-(


34 posted on 03/03/2013 8:44:36 AM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: publius911
I occasionally use voice recognition software...It's really nice, but not 100% yet.

So you're not too confused, "German Shepherd".

35 posted on 03/03/2013 10:46:07 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: publius911
There are 17 German shepherds and one Belgian shepherd at the Baldwin Park animal shelter right now.

German Shepherd Rescue of Orange County will save a few, hopefully Coastal and Westside German Shepherd Rescues will save a few more.

36 posted on 03/03/2013 6:53:37 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: chae

My sister adapted the sweetest Chi mix this weekend. Remarkable, because it had been physically abused by men in two previous “homes”, but still isn’t afraid of men. In fact, I practically need a crowbar to pry it from my lap.


37 posted on 03/04/2013 10:40:21 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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