The bond between two unlikely friends resulted in a strange sight for community members and an animal control officer in Savannah, Georgia.
Joanie and Chachi may seem like an odd match, but they have become best of friends. It all started when the officer found Joanie, a lab-pit bull mix, carrying Chachi, a Chihuahua, in her mouth. Chachi was suffering from a terrible eye infection and Joanie did her best to find him help. Along with carrying him, she also would put him down and lick the eye trying to help heal the infection.
Once animal control officers got a hold of the stray dogs they were taken straight to the Vet. “It’s not every day we get to see such devotion between two special dogs like this,” said Animal Control Officer Christina Sutherin on the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department
’s Facebook page. “They are both such sweet animals. But the relationship they share just sets them apart.”Unfortunately, Chachi’s eye ruptured and the vets were unable to save it. During his time in recovery he greatly missed his hero and best friend. They were recently able to visit one another.
Staff members said the reunion was very emotional, and the pals whined, snuggled, caressed and smooched each other. They were both put up for adoption, and the staff really hope someone will adopt the bonded pair.
A post was made on the police department’s page just yesterday stating that a home has been found for both of them.
“Chachi, the long-haired Chihuahua, and Joanie, his larger pit bull mix friend, may have found a home at last. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Animal Control Officer Christina Sutherin, who found the pair roaming a Savannah neighborhood, “told” the dogs of their new home Wednesday afternoon. They were elated. She has researched a new owner in Florida and plans are being made to transport them. The transfer will take place in August after the period required by state law to transport animals across state lines after inoculations have been given.”
A wonderful photograph shows the touching reunion between Joanie, Chachi, and Officer Sutherin.