08/24/2005: The Dog Days of Summer…
….Are coming to a close. But I forgot to post about this one from last week:
Chihuahua fans will have to hold their horses by Kayce T. Ataiyero (Chicago Tribune):
”A week after 72 dogs were seized from a Wheeling home, a Northbrook shelter is struggling to accommodate the burgeoning brood--now 87 and counting--as well as thousands of calls from people wanting to adopt the dogs.
Seventy-one Chihuahuas and a papillon were rescued by police last week after authorities found what they said was an illegal puppy mill operating in a townhouse. They were taken to Heartland Animal Shelter, where resources are being stretched thin to care for the dogs.
The phone calls--including one from India--have averaged more than three a second at times and have virtually shut down the shelter's antiquated phone system, workers said. There was a running list of interested "pet parents" until it topped 1,000 names.
Well, we might get our own chance to adopt a Chihuahua puppie because my daughter’s boyfriend (Teen Geek) has an expectant Pooch – and they already own three Chihuahuas. (But, pssssst…don’t tell my hubbie…LOL)
Karen on 08.24.05 @ 11:07 AM CST