June 30, 2010
RICHMOND, Calif. - A Northern California woman said that her Chihuahua died protecting her children from two pit bulls that got into her apartment. Mayda Estrella, of Richmond, said that the family's Chihuahua, named Manchas, jumped in between the canine invaders and her 4-year-old son on Sunday. A pit bull grabbed Manchas with its jaws and carried the Chihuahua away. Contra Costa County animal services officials said that the Chihuahua was killed, and the pit bulls are now in custody.
November 24, 1993 |
In the past, I've written unkind words about tiny dogs. I thoughtlessly said that all they're good for is being tied to long sticks to wash windows or being sprayed with Endust and shoved under beds to collect lint. But now I must apologize, and never again will I say such things. Not after hearing of the bold and amazing feat of a little Chihuahua named Rocky. Rocky lives with his owners in Key Largo, Fla., which is where he recently gained fame and admiration. It happened when he took a stroll around the neighborhood.
July 29, 2010 |
A South Philadelphia woman from whom animal cruelty agents seized 88 Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes along with other animals two weeks ago was charged today with 134 counts of animal cruelty, the Pennsylvania SPCA announced. The brief announcement did not name the woman, who lives on Earp Street near 7th, but neighbors called her "Frannie. " Municipal Court records identified the woman as Frances Rotonta, 49. The Chihuahuas and other animals, along with two cats and the remains of two dead dogs, were found in a July 14 raid on the house, after, according to some neighbors, a year of complaints to various authorities.
March 18, 2015 |
BRUNO LIVES! The black-and-brown Chihuahua that was presumed dead in Saturday's predawn house collapse in Kensington came scurrying out of the rubble yesterday afternoon when his owner showed up and simply called his name. Bruno had been staying with Eric Carroll, 43, who was injured when his home at Sterner and Emerald streets collapsed about 4:45 a.m. Saturday. The dog belongs to Carroll's father. The Department of Licenses and Inspections reported Sunday that Carroll suffered "minor injuries and is expected to make a full recovery," but Carroll's brother-in-law, Jose Feliciano, said the injuries are more severe.
February 1, 2015 |
Hyper yet affectionate, the 5-year-old Chihuahua loved to cuddle with his owners perhaps as much as he enjoyed playing. Things changed in mid-November, when Max became sluggish and walked cautiously. He cried - as if in pain - whenever someone tried to pick him up, and when he defecated. His appetite was down. "He had this look of sadness," recalled his owner, Christian Torres of Philadelphia. Like most other male dogs, Max had always lifted his leg to urinate. But he had been squatting for a few months.
May 11, 1998 |
"Yo! Taco Bell. " Passing motorists and pedestrians shout that greeting all the time to Lillian Rosania's chihuahua, Corky, says Rosania, who helps out at a South Philadelphia pet shop. Rosania didn't buy Corky at the pet shop, Paws & Claws, on Passyunk Avenue near Mifflin Street. A friend gave him to her. But she says more customers are coming into the pet store asking for chihuahuas since Taco Bell, a chain of Mexican fast-food restaurants, began TV commercials featuring the tiny, big-eared canines.
November 19, 1999 |
Dion Rayford, a 270-pound University of Kansas football player, got stuck in the drive-thru window of a Taco Bell when he allegedly tried to charge employees who left a chalupa out of his order. Rayford, a 6-3 senior defensive end, was suspended for tomorrow's game against Iowa State, the last game of his college career. He had started all 11 games this season. He was released on his own recognizance after appearing in court Wednesday on charges of disorderly conduct, having an open container of alcohol and misdemeanor damage to property.
July 14, 1986 |
The main opposition party continued protests yesterday against alleged fraud in an election earlier this month in Mexico's largest state as officials prepared to release the results of the vote. The Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, which hasn't lost a gubernatorial or presidential election since its founding in 1929, has claimed a sweeping victory in the state of Chihuahua. But the conservative National Action Party, or PAN, is seeking annulment of the elections, claiming that ballot boxes were stuffed and stolen, and that PAN representatives were ejected from polling places.
March 10, 1998 |
Pee Wee the chihuahua surveys the 3300 block of Hope Street in Kensington in style from the shoulder of Carnita Washington. If he needed the sweater yesterday, owner Lordes Bigil may be shopping for a doggy parka by tomorrow.
January 28, 2013
PSPCA OFFICIALS are reminding Philadelphians to bring their dogs inside during extreme cold weather after they recovered a frozen pit bull in Kensington on Sunday night, then rescued two dogs from an abandoned house. "To go away and leave your dog out there, that's horrendous," George Bengal, PSPCA's director of law enforcement, said of the young pit bull that froze to death outside on Water Street near Clearfield. Humane officers executed a warrant on the same block, forcing their way into a rowhouse where a pit bull and Chihuahua mix had been abandoned.