It makes sense that Rocco's Tacos is holding a Chihuahua fundraiser, since it was another, larger taco joint that helped to make Chihuahuas one of the most popular breed of dog in the United States.
Back in 1997, fast food chain Taco Bell started an advertising campaign
featuring a talking Chihuahua.
The dog proved more popular than the
food, and Chihuahuas started appearing in movies, in chic cafes, and in
the arms of starlets like Paris Hilton.
Unfortunately, a breed's growing popularity also
means an increase in homeless Chihuahuas roaming the streets and
lingering in shelters.
Recently, the Tri-County Humane Society, a
100% no-kill animal shelter in Boca Raton, rescued over 50 Chihuahuas from a
shelter in Hialeah that was overwhelmed with the tiny pocket pets.
of the dogs were dehydrated, malnourished, and in need of immediate medical attention. All are in need of homes.
Rocco's Tacos in Boca
Raton is holding a fundraiser to raise money for the care of these
little dogs and to find homes for the rescued pets. On Tuesday, October
16 from 6 - 8 p.m. you can meet some of the Chihuahuas that are ready to go home and Tri-County Humane staff will be on hand with adoption applications --
just in case you fall in love. Donate $10 and receive a complimentary
drink ticket. A $50 donation gets you a small bottle of tequila to take
home, and anyone who donates $100 will walk away with a bottle of
Be a double do-gooder that evening, because it's also
Tacos & Tatas Tuesday. $14.99 gets you all-you-can-eat tacos in your
choice of chicken, pork, steak, beef, mushroom, shrimp, or mahi. Drink
specials include $5 tequila drinks, $15 pitchers of margaritas, $3
Mexican beers, and $6 ultimate vodka cocktails.A percentage of sales
will benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Tacos & Tatas
Tuesdays, by the way, is available at all Rocco's Tacos locations every
Tuesday in October. Rocco's Tacos owner, Rocco Mangel, has set a goal of
raising $25,000 toward breast cancer awareness.
Two fundraisers in one? "Yo quiero Rocco's Tacos!"