The Phoenix suburb of Maryvale has a tiny, vicious problem on their hands. Its stray chihuahua population has reached record numbers.
Melissa Gable of the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control estimates that the amount of calls about wild chihuahuas is three times higher than last year.
“Part of it is these animals aren’t spayed or neutered, so they’re out looking for a mate and are having babies, which also contributes to the problem,” Gable told ABC News.
Maryvale resident Ray Rios told Fox News, “Yeah a lot of them they are out here chasing kids or going yard to yard … anywhere in groups of eight to twelve just running around.”
Another resident Frank Garcia says he’s seen large packs of the dogs running amok.
Animal control is spaying and neutering the small dogs for free. They’re asking residents to safely contain any of the dogs they see until they can be removed.