This Pit Bull Carried Her Injured Chihuahua 'Soul Mate' To Safety, Now They Need A Loving Home (UPDATE)
The Huffington Post
By Arin Greenwood
Posted: 07/22/2014 11:24 am EDT | Updated: 07/23/2014 10:59 pm EDT
About a week ago, Joanie the pit bull was discovered
carrying an injured little friend -- Chachi the Chihuahua -- inside her
mouth, around a Savannah, Georgia, neighborhood.
Animal control officers found Joanie putting Chachi down from time to
time, to lick the Chihuahua's badly infected eye. Chachi "appreciated
the attention," according the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police
Department's Facebook post on the pair.
"It's not every day we get to see such devotion between two special
dogs like this," Animal Control Officer Christina Sutherin is quoted as
saying. "They are both such sweet animals. But the relationship they
share just sets them apart."
Shelter veterinarians had to remove Chachi's bum eye, and so Joanie
has been living separately from her companion while he convalesces --
though Sutherin tells HuffPost that the two still "get together-time
"Staff is amazed at the dedication and love these two have for one another," says Sutherin.
At first, police expected Joanie and Chachi's owner to come forward;
since no one has yet claimed the pair, the new hope is that the pups
will be adopted together, into a family with lots of love -- but maybe
without any other dogs.
"Neither one seems to care about another dog they are exposed to,
only each other," says Sutherin. "They truly appear to be soul mates."