A couple of weeks ago I delivered documents to a home-bound personal injury client in a somewhat blighted area in South-Central Phoenix. As soon as I got out of my car in front of the apartment building, I was confronted by a pack of wild street Chihuahuas. The dogs yipped and yapped, but I scared them away quite easily, thinking how fortunate I was that they were feral Chihuahuas and not wild pit-bulls.
Well, it appears that I am not the only one to notice this problem. Phoenix is now recognized as the wild Chihuahua capital and this has become a national news story - Time Magazine and ABC News.
Apparently, instead of rounding up these marauders, Maricopa County Animal Care and Control has urged residents who spot any of these strays to contain them in their yards and then call animal control. The the Phoenix Phoenix New Times has also reported on this, sending a reporter to Maryvale in Phoenix in search of the little dogs, concluding that the problem is exaggerated. These dogs are small and do not typically create severe bites. However, I have personally handled cases of Chihuahua bites to children and elderly; they can at times be dangerous, especially when in packs. I have seen the wild Chihuahuas of Phoenix, Arizona - they are real.
Phoenix, Arizona lawyer, Jay Ciulla, helps people with accident, dog bite, personal injury and wrongful death cases. Call 602 495 0053 for a free consultation.
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