These two are being called little soul mates and I couldn’t agree more. Joanie is the Pit Bull that was seen all around a Georgia neighborhood carrying her injured chihuahua, Chachi, in her mouth. Joanie would take the time to tend to Chachi’s poor infected eye as best as she could before it had to be removed. She was even seen lowering the Chi to the ground so she could affectionately lick his poor wounded eye from time to time to provide some type of comfort.
The best part about this story is that it ends with a super sweet update!
Have you heard of this pair that’s been all over the television over the last week?
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 daily.”
“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.”UPDATE: July 23, 10:15 p.m. — Joanie the pit bull and Chachi the Chihuahua “are going to have Happy Days in Florida!,” in the words of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department.
Someone — the name hasn’t been released — from the Sunshine State is adopting this special pair. The move is likely sometime in August.