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Rocco's Tacos Holds Chihuahua Fundraiser During Tacos & Tatas Tuesday

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!"

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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