Watch Out for the Chihuahua Glut.

Last week, I wrote about the Nevadan wrinkle in the housing crisis, where distressed homeowners are letting their horses go wild in order to make their mortgage payment.

Now neighboring California is facing a Chihuahua glut, where evicted homeowners are handing over their pets to animal shelters. The diminutive Mexican canine enjoyed a boom in popularity in recent years, thanks to movies like Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Legally Blonde.  Celebrities, like Paris Hilton, have also helped promote the breed, flaunting one in front of the paparazzi. Animal shelters in the Land of Fruits and nuts have been so overwhelmed they have had to ship the ultra-cute, but utterly useless animals to pounds as far away as Toronto. Will the unintended consequences of Greenspan’s ultralow interest policy never end? Give the poor Chihuahua’s a break!

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