A hot pursuit with four chihuahuas on the run.

A hot pursuit with four chihuahuas on the run.

It sounds like a blockbuster, but this, in fact, was (almost) how this little Chihuahua family made their way to a local impound and, ultimately, Ruff Start Rescue.

The family was found locally in a parked, empty vehicle that had been reported stolen. The police department was alerted to an abandoned car that needed to be towed. When they arrived, some of the bandits were still inside! Presumably, the Chihuahuas belonged to the car thief, who didn’t come to claim them at the impound. (Alas, they would have been turning themselves in for the crime.) The investigation is still ongoing, and Ruff Start fosters were quick to scoop up these little outlaws. They’re now safely in loving foster homes.

1-year-old Whiskey, 3-year-old Bar Maid, 3-year-old Betty Lou Who, and 5-year-old Biggie Smalls have been in foster for a few days and have started to settle in. They are all sweet, curious, and friendly, and Bar Maid is known for shaking up one heck of a margarita.

But our story doesn’t end there. One of these little cuties is heavily pregnant! Betty Lou Who is expected to give birth any day, and we hope you’ll follow along on their journey as we prepare for Give to the Max Day.

These little ones and their future offspring will receive the royal treatment while with us. They’ll all be spayed/neutered and receive top-notch care from Ruff Start’s own veterinary team. The cost of care for this family is expected to be around $1,400 plus $350 each for any little babes on their way! Please consider donating today, while donations are being matched up to $40,000, to give these Chis the best chance at new lives.

Stay tuned for a birth announcement!