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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Virgin America To Help Homeless Chihuahuas Make It In New York

Posted By on Tue, Mar 17, 2015 at 9:29 AM

click to enlarge COURTESY TOMMY P WORLD, FLICKR CREATIVE COMMONS
  • Courtesy Tommy P World, Flickr Creative Commons
Virgin America is playing hero to 12 Bay Area chihuahuas — again: The airline is partnering with SF Animal Care and Control to evacuate the pups to New York today in an airlift dubbed 'Operation Chihuahua'. 

Why do these chihuahuas get to fly to the Big Apple and you don't, you ask? Because Bay Area animal shelters are still suffering from an overload of the purse pups. And purse pups go well in New York City. 

California is currently facing a crisis of chihuahua overpopulation — we don't have exact stats, but given the airlines are perpetually giving chihuahuas a one-way ticket out of here, we'd bet the problem isn't getting better. The 12 pups who boarded the plane to Newark airport this morning are headed toward a much greater chance of finding a permanent home.

The chihuahuas walked a 'green carpet' on their way to the plane this morning, in keeping with their St. Patrick's Day departure. Guests on board the flight will be treated to cupcakes and green 'Chi-mosa' champagne cocktails. Frida, San Francisco's Dog Mayor, gave an official sendoff for her canine kindred.    

So if you're headed to Newark on Virgin today, be prepared for some yappy company. Don't worry, we hear the Chi-mosas are strong. 
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