Oakland Animal Services has seen a dramatic increase in the number of Chihuahuas brought to the Shelter as stray or surrendered dogs. OAS’ data from 1998-2006 shows that OAS’ dog population was only about 1.5% chihuahuas during those years. This year, nearly 13% of OAS’ dog population has been chihuahuas! We’ve also seen a large increase in the number of small dogs in the Shelter – they now comprise over 34% of the dog population at the Shelter. When the new Shelter opened in 2000, there was only one room for small dogs and puppies. We have now had to expand our areas for small dogs to three new areas to accomodate all of them. See article here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091209/ap_on_re_us/us_fea_pets_chihuahua_overload
Rudy – Available for adoption at OAS.
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