Mirchi is giving you that 'we need to chat' look.
|Use your words, Mirchi.|
He's giving you that look because we need your help. It won't cost you a dime and it's super-duper uber mondo important.
Right now the bulk of dogs in our county shelters are Chihuahuas.
|Fritz, we couldn't agree more. And we like your little ram.|
Chihuahua blogs never do particularly well but because this is sooooo important and soooo easy for you to help with, we're going to put sunglasses and mustaches on them to encourage you to share this.
|Mikey, we completely respect you taking one for the team here|
Most of these pooches come from specific zip codes. Which actually is very, very, very good because it allows us an opportunity to really target pet overpopulation and make a huge difference while providing services to folks and pooches that really need them.
|Shai, even after this blog you might want to keep the glasses. Snazzy.|
ENTER THE CHI PROJECT!
Chi, not cheese. Very important distinction.
|That said, we do use cheese here. But that's a whole other blog.*|
The Chi Project is a first-of-it's-kind program that aims to reduce pet overpopulation with very specific targeting of free spay/neuter services.
Through The Chi Project, Chihuahuas and Chihuahua mixes from certain zip codes get fixed for free. The zip codes are 95111, 95112, 95116, 95122 and 95127.
|Legit..... and flippin' adorable.|
Dogs who get fixed also get free vaccines, free nail trims and a super-discounted microchip iffen they want one. No obligation, no pressure, no judgement.
|Prissy, we hope your enthusiasm is contagious.|
So here's where we need you!
1) Read about the program! It's right here!
2) Spread the word about the program! Share the link, share this post, tell a friend!
3) If you can, stop in and pick up some fliers to put up. We have them in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
With a grant from Petsmart Charities, shelters in this county been doing the Chi Project since 2011. Since it's inception, chihuahua and chihuahua mix intakes have dropped by 12.5% in our county.
That. Is. Huge.
Beyond huge. Mammoth. Massive. Monumental. Stupendous. Tremendous. Humongous. And many, many other three syllable words indicating something very large.
That's a ton of lives saved.
|Really, really, really takin' one for the team Charlie.|
And we can save more.
We're not asking you to wear the Viking Hat of Shame or even a silly mustache and Kanye West shades. We're just asking you to spread the word.
So please do.
|*The answer is no.|