The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

Breaking News

Daily Blast

February 18, 2014

Unruly chihuahuas harass Phoenix residents

PHOENIX, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Residents of a Phoenix neighborhood said a pack of Chihuahuas have been wandering the streets for the past year and harassing residents.

Ray Rios of the Maryvale neighborhood said he has often seen the dogs wandering the area and chasing after children, KSAZ-TV, Phoenix, reported Tuesday.

"Yeah a lot of them, they are out here chasing kids or going yard to yard... anywhere in groups of eight to 12 just running around," Rios said.

Frank Garcia said the Chihuahuas seem to have friends.

"Well the last time I seen six or seven Chihuahuas ... and big dogs running with the Chihuahua's in a pack running every single day," he said.

Maricopa County Animal Control spokeswoman Melissa Gable said Maryvale received 6,000 calls for service last year, twice as many as in nearby Glendale.

"Obviously you have the deal with feces and is unsanitary and all these strays everyone is at risk for dog bites," Gable said.


Text Only
Daily Blast
Ask Izzy
Pet of the week

Oddly Enough
Going Dutch
Fantasy Front Office

Guess Who
  • Guess Who! Week 29!

    There he was, this 66-year-old grandfather of four, hanging 200 feet above the jungle canopy, under which may have been slithering boa constrictors, Burmese pythons or the odd tarantula. “If I fell down,” this resident of Montour County says, “I’m in there dealing with bugs and snakes and whatever.” His goal earlier this month was to hang on

    Continued ...
    Anonymous The Daily Item Fri, July 18
    Jul 18, 2014 1 Photo
  • Guess Who! Week 28 ID'd!

    1, 2, 3 ... . This Lancaster County native’s job was to count every Allegheny Mountain dusky salamander he saw in every square yard of that expansive swamp off Interstate 79 in Crawford County.

    Continued ...
    Anonymous The Daily Item Mon, July 21
    Jul 18, 2014 1 Photo
  • Guess Who! Week 28! Jul 11, 2014 1 Photo
  • Guess Who! Week 27 ID'd! Jul 11, 2014 1 Photo
  • Guess Who! Week 27! Jul 4, 2014 1 Photo

Headline This! - Contest

Outshoot the Experts! - Contest

Watch This