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Dec 31, 2009 10:56 AM by Associated Press

More California Chihuahuas headed to Colorado

More unwanted Chihuahuas from California are coming to Colorado.

Hollywood has helped popularize the dogs through movies like "Legally Blonde," but now many are being left in shelters in California.

Dermatologist Leslie Capin is sponsoring three flights to bring dozens of Chihuahuas from California to Colorado. The first shipment of 32 dogs arrived Saturday, and nearly three dozen more are expected to arrive Thursday at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport in Broomfield.

The Denver Dumb Friends League is helping to find new owners for the dogs. Pet Airways is flying the dogs at a discount.

California Chihuahuas have also been sent recently to shelters in New Hampshire and New York City.

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