Pit Bull devoted to injured Chihuahua pal

Pit Bull devoted to injured Chihuahua pal

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Joni the Pit Bull loves Chachi the Chihuahua.  Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Facebook photo Joni the Pit Bull loves Chachi the Chihuahua. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Facebook photo

The story of a stray lab-Pit Bull mix who took care of her injured Chihuahua sidekick is melting the hearts of people all across the country.

The Savannah-Chatham Police Department is hoping all the attention will help them find a home for this special pair.

The dogs were found roaming a Savannah neighborhood on Thursday, July 17.

"Jonie," a large, white lab-Pit Bull mix was walking around with her injured Chihuahua pal "Chachi" in her mouth.

Jonie would stop occasionally to lick Chachi's injured and swollen eye.

"Clearly, Chachi appreciated the attention," said a post on the Savannah-Chatham Police Department's Facebook page.

Animal control officers caught the pair and took them to the shelter where the veterinary staff treated little Chachi.

The Chihuahua's ruptured eye was too damaged to save, so veterinarians removed it.

On Tuesday, Jonie was allowed to visit Chachi. The shelter's staff were treated to an emotional reunion, complete with licking, whining and cuddling.

"It's not every day we get to see such devotion between two special dogs like this," said Animal Control Officer Christina Sutherin.

"They are both such sweet animals. But the relationship they share just sets them apart. It would be wonderful if we could find a home that could take both of them. But that is not always possible," said Sutherin.

Thousands of Facebook users have shared the story of the adorable pair who appear to have been nicknamed after characters "Joanie and Chachi" in the popular 1980's TV series "Happy Days" who later had their own spinoff show.

Learn more about the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department

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