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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.
NEWS
November 24, 1993 | BY MIKE ROYKO
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.
NEWS
July 29, 2010 | By GLORIA CAMPISI, campisg@phillynews.com 215-854-5935
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.
NEWS
February 1, 2015 | By Joan Capuzzi, V.M.D., For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
March 18, 2015 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
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.
BUSINESS
May 11, 1998 | by Gloria Campisi, Daily News Staff Writer
"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.
SPORTS
November 19, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
NEWS
December 31, 2012 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
"I had two hands back then," Angela Bain says. She's recalling life before she lost her home, family, and left arm - and before she found a Chihuahua named Cupcake, a calling, and a bit of celebrity, too. Cupcake's petite dimensions (6.25 inches, 2.2 pounds) and peerless talent (for love, for fetching necessities) have earned her a 2013 Guinness world record as "the world's smallest service dog. " The long-haired, apple-headed teacup Chihuahua stars on a Guinness home page video; she and Bain also appeared on Good Morning America Sept.
NEWS
July 14, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
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.
NEWS
March 10, 1998 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / TOM GRALISH
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.
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March 18, 2015 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
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.
NEWS
March 17, 2015 | BY WILLIAM BENDER, Daily News Staff Writer benderw@phillynews.com, 215-854-5255
REMEMBER THIS time last year? Philadelphia was crumbling. At least eight buildings collapsed within a month. It's happening again. Early Saturday morning, a Kensington house completely collapsed, injuring one resident. A dog is believed to have died. Six hours later, firefighters responded to a vacant property in Mantua, where the front two-thirds of the structure had collapsed. By midafternoon, it was raining bricks on South Street because of a partial facade collapse at Domino's Pizza.
NEWS
February 1, 2015 | By Joan Capuzzi, V.M.D., For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
May 20, 2014 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
ESTHER'S thick tail was already spinning, round and round like an airplane prop, and it got her whole body moving back and forth, her butt wiggling uncontrollably as two strangers approached her yesterday. The dog, a terrier mix who looks mostly pit bull, didn't make a sound but moved toward them, her head up high, anticipating a pair of hands squeezing her floppy ears for a few seconds. She wore a black vest with the words "Adopt Me. " "Go pet her. She's sweet," a mother commanded her young son as they headed toward Esther.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
December 31, 2012 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
"I had two hands back then," Angela Bain says. She's recalling life before she lost her home, family, and left arm - and before she found a Chihuahua named Cupcake, a calling, and a bit of celebrity, too. Cupcake's petite dimensions (6.25 inches, 2.2 pounds) and peerless talent (for love, for fetching necessities) have earned her a 2013 Guinness world record as "the world's smallest service dog. " The long-haired, apple-headed teacup Chihuahua stars on a Guinness home page video; she and Bain also appeared on Good Morning America Sept.
NEWS
July 20, 2012
State dog wardens and rescue workers on Thursday found 206 Chihuahuas - many of them sick - along with the bodies of several dead dogs in a house in Columbia County, Pa. Dog wardens and state police executed a search warrant at the home of Albert and Thomas Ambrosia in Benton, about 30 miles west of Wilkes-Barre, after receiving tips about a suspected hoarding situation, a state spokeswoman said. Many of the dogs are suffering from skin, eye, and dental issues, said Nicole Bucher, a spokeswoman for the Department of Agriculture.
NEWS
June 4, 2012
MORRIS, a sweet and gentle senior Chihuahua mix, is looking for a snuggle-buddy. The relaxed dog likes to be held, gets along with other animals and goes with the flow. Morris is neutered and has all of his current vaccinations. His $75 adoption fee includes a free month of pet insurance. Visit the Pennsylvania SPCA's website at www.pspca.org to learn more about how to adopt Morris or other animals and to download an application. n
NEWS
April 4, 2012 | By Mensah M. Dean, Daily News Staff Writer
Tyrirk Harris, the Tacony man who riddled his neighbor with bullets in February after the man complained about Harris' dogs relieving themselves on his lawn, fired out of fear, his attorney told a Judge Tuesday. Franklin Manuel Santana, 47, was legally drunk and leveled threats when he came to Harris' front door on Torresdale Avenue between Magee Avenue and Hellerman Street on Feb. 14, defense lawyer Jack McMahon said during a preliminary hearing. Harris, 27, was minding his own business when Santana "invaded his domain, his castle," said McMahon, who argued that the most serious charge his client should face is voluntary manslaughter.
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