‘Sweet little’ N.J. poodle up for adoption after owners die of coronavirus
Che-Che lost her owners to the coronavirus, and is now hoping to be adopted.(Monmouth County SPCA)
An adorable toy poodle is up for adoption after her New Jersey owners tragically died of coronavirus.
Che-Che is looking for the “perfect home,” the Monmouth South SPCA announced on Instagram earlier this week, alongside a snap of the pup in the arms of a masked worker.
“We’ve all seen how COVID-19 is affecting businesses, events, families and now we’re faced with the reality that it’s taking a toll on our community’s pets,” reads the post from the MCSPCA, based in Eatontown near the Jersey Shore.
“Che-Che came to the Monmouth County SPCA this past weekend when two members of her family passed away due to the virus,” they continued. “We can’t imagine what it’s like for a dog like her to suddenly lose everything she’s ever known and then end up in an unfamiliar place."
The 9-pound pooch arrived “scared and shaking,” but thanks to “a loving touch” finally appeared at ease.
The shelter added that Che-Che would receive dental care, vaccines, would be spayed, and even get “a warm bubbly bath so that rubbery gloves and crinkly gowns are no longer needed to give her some affection!”
“We plan to honor the family and those they lost by finding this sweet little girl the perfect home,” the post reads.
As of Thursday, applicants hoping to take home Che-Che — whose “warm soapy bath” removed traces of the virus, according to the shelter — are still being reviewed, MCSPCA told the Daily News.
“We’ve received an enormous response to adopt her and we are reviewing carefully so she finds the perfect home,” the shelter told The News, noting the measures being taken to social distance. “We are pre-screening all potential adopters via phone so that their time spent in our building is cut back drastically.”