Going to the dogs: Watch the Chihuahuas fly home live


Update: The Save-the-Chihuahua movement got a boost from Virgin America, which at this very minute is airlifting a gaggle of the little guys out of San Francisco and into the waiting leashes of some New York families -- people who apparently appreciate the value of Chihuahuas more than Californians who have been turning them into animal shelters in record numbers.

Virgin America sent the dogs off in high-style today with a red carpet departure from San Francisco International Airport, complete with champagne cocktail "Chi-mosas" and cupcakes for flight guests and doggie treats and toys for the Chihuahuas, according to a press release, which added, " Virgin America offers guests and Chihuahuas alike a unique flying experience, complete with mood-lit cabins, touch-screen entertainment and Gogo® In-flight Internet on every flight."