Due to the overpopulation of Chihuahuas in San Francisco and the low demand, the SF ACC teamed up with Virgin America to fly the little rodents darlings across the country to the east coast, where they are more likely to be adopted. From the press release:
San Francisco’s hometown airline, Virgin America, is assisting the City of San Francisco Animal Care and Control (SF ACC) by flying Chihuahuas from San Francisco to New York today so the dogs can be adopted into loving new homes. The massive overpopulation of Chihuahuas in California is forcing animal shelters on the West Coast to look to shelters on the East Coast for help – where there is demand for the dogs. The SF ACC asked Virgin America to spare a seat to fly Chihuahuas who might not otherwise have found homes in California. Virgin America teammates volunteered to escort the little dogs on the flights to the East Coast and will track their journey with real-time in-flight updates via the airline’s WiFi service.
Does this mean there will be less poop in the parks, now?