The bonded white Labrador retriever and pit bull mix named Joanie, and her tiny long haired Chihuahua friend, Chachi, have been adopted and will be moving to the Sunshine State in August as soon as their inoculation records and transfer documents are processed announced the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police news release this week.
"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."
The two dogs, named after the young characters in love in the hit series Happy Days, were found roaming the Savannah streets earlier in July. What made their story go viral were pictures of Joanie carrying her little pal Chachi in her mouth and regularly stopping to lick the little Chihuahua's infected eye. The two were inseparable and again reminded everyone of the emotional bonds the dogs have for each other and that these connections are not just reserved for the human race.
No one knows what happened to Chachi's eye, but the dogs had to be temporarily separated while the little guy's eye had to be removed; when the dogs were reunited, they whined, barked and cuddled. Another short separation occurred when Joanie was spayed this week, but when the two dogs aren't kissing and playing with Officer Christina, they are happily nuzzling with each other.
We just need more of these stories. Have a wonderful life Chachi and Joanie.
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