PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Multiple animal welfare organizations have teamed up to help homeless Chihuahuas find new homes across the country on the Chi Express.
There are thousands of homeless cats and dogs in Maricopa County, but these 20 Chihuahuas are headed to Colorado in hopes of having a better chance of finding a forever home. The Fix. Adopt. Save. Coalition received funding to send these pups on their adventure.
"We have found that while Chihuahuas are very common here, they are not so common in other parts of the country," Melissa Gable of Maricopa County Animal Care and Control said. "In the winter months in other parts of the country, they need dogs, especially smaller breeds, and we have an influx of them. So now through the partnership, we’re like, ‘how can we save more lives? I know, let’s send them to other places where they are in demand."
Gable said that these smaller breeds are often adopted quickly in other states, while it takes months or longer for them to be adopted here. These lucky pups will go to the Roice Hurst Humane Society in Colorado.
Fix. Adopt. Save. Is an effort from the Alliance for Companion Animals, a coalition of seven animal welfare agencies in the state. Their goal is to help animals and communities by spreading awareness about homeless animals in Arizona, and finding solutions for furry friends. For more information, visit www.fixadoptsave.org.