UPDATED: Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 5:00 PM.

While Chiquita the Chihuahua did not get adopted, she is in the best place possible to give this aging canine a chance at growing old gracefully. Chiquita is at the Rescue The Animals (RTA) shelter where she will remain until adopted. Rescue The Animals is a non-profit no-kill animal rescue facility, this organization operates solely on your donations. If you are interested in an older very calm female chihuahua, please contact RTA at (325)698-7722 (698-SPCA), they're open Monday thru Saturday 1:00 PM till 6:00 PM.

Can you help us save a Chihuahua named Chiquita?

Chiquita is an older Chihuahua that was dumped in the back bed of my pickup truck on a Saturday afternoon. It's taken a week to get her medically checked out and cleared. Now that she is, I need your help in finding her a home. While she is an older dog she appears to be pretty resilient after a ride in the back bed of my truck. Since she was "dumped" I'm calling her an owner turn in, which means that the previous owners did not want her anymore. Since she was left without any notification, that's against the law and now the SPCA wants your help in finding this Critters "lowly dumpers" so that charges can be brought against them.

Here's how the story begins, last Saturday (Dec. 1st around 9 AM) I had to run to the radio station to check on a computer. Once I was done, I was on my way to the Abilene Animal Shelter to go check on some 'KEAN Critters', then off to the 'Gun and Knife' show for 'me time and of course get some blog pictures. All that changed when my wife Donna called, she wanted to eat breakfast at the Dixie Pig which is on my way to the Animal shelter. After a quick breakfast at the Pig, I asked my wife if she could help me hold some of the KEAN Critters while I took Pictures, She agreed. I finished with the Critter pictures just after noon and decided we would go in her car to the gun show and I left my truck parked at the Abilene Animal Shelter.

Some two hours later, I return to my truck, hop in and drive home. Upon arriving I immediately start cleaning off my front porch and separating a lot of stuff I'm getting rid of, putting some in the dumpster and setting some aside to put in the truck to give to friends, two and a half hours into the cleaning spree, I asked my daughter to put my old shop vac and other things in the bed of my truck. This is where Chiquita the teacup Chihuahua comes in. My daughter says "dad! did you get mom a dog for Christmas?" I told her 'no just put the vacuum in the truck!' That's when she said "well you've got a teeny tiny Chihuahua dog in a Pet Taxi back here dad." My wife and I both ran to the back of the truck to find a shivering tiny tan colored teacup Chihuahua. It's now about a quarter til five so I called Animal Control and got the answering machine. I then called Rescue the Animals and told them what happened, they told me to bring her into their shelter immediately and they contacted the Animal shelter. And now we have Chiquita the Chihuahua that is a KEAN Critter and needs a home.

Chiquita was someones loved pet because she had a nice pink collar, is very lovable and seems to be a lap dog. Please remember in December dogs are 50% off and cats are at least 55% off, so you'll save some major cash. Chiquita weighs only 3 pounds, she eats soft dog food because the loss of her teeth. Did I mention that she's also on sale for 50% off and cats are 55% off during the month of December.

Please go to Rescue today, look at Chiquita, please help if you can, here's all the information on Chiquita the KEAN Critter.

Rescue The Animals Info:


Rescue the Animal Shelter is located at 5933 South First.


Mon.-Sat. 1:00 p.m. till 6 p.m.

Phone Number:

(325)-698-7722 (698-SPCA)


You can check out the rest of the dogs and cats that are up for adoption at Rescue.

More Info:

About Chiquita, she only weighs 3lbs. Don't know if she is fixed, vaccinated or micro-chipped. Hurry please go save her today!

Please visit Rescue the Animals and Abilene Animal Shelter and save a pet today!