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Her Owners Both Died of COVID-19 and Now Che-Che Needs a New Home

MONMOUTH, NJ – Che-che lost both of her owners who passed away from COVID-19 coronavirus and the Monmouth County SPCA is helping her find that new home.  In a tragic tale that has made her an orphan, outpouring of support for Che-che and the Monmouth County SPCA has poured in from all over.

In fact, one anonymous donor donated a $200,000 gift matching for the shelter to help Che-Che and the other dogs and cats looking for new forever homes.

“We’ve all seen how COVID-19 is affecting businesses, events, families and now we’re faced with the reality of it taking a toll on our community’s pets,” the MCSPCA said.

Che-Che came to the Monmouth County SPCA this past weekend when two members of her family passed away due to the virus. Little 9-lb Che-Che was scared and shaking when she arrived.

“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 said. “Our staff knew Che-Che needed some comfort and even through our PPE, we could tell a loving touch was all it took to help her to feel safe. In the coming days, Che-Che will receive some veterinary care, including a dental, spay and vaccines plus a warm bubbly bath so that rubbery gloves and crinkly gowns are no longer needed to give her some affection! When Che-Che is ready, we plan to honor the family and those they lost by finding this sweet little girl the perfect home.”

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Unfortunately, Che-Che is the first of many animals the SPCA anticipates needing a safe haven in these uncertain times.

“We’re asking for your support NOW so that we can ensure every animal has a loving place to call home while they’re temporary without one,” they said. “Thanks to a generous and anonymous donor, your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, up to $200,000 during our “Compassion Counts” Matching Gift Campaign. Your love and compassion have meant so much to us in the past, and through this matching gift opportunity, you can make an even greater impact on those animals like Che-Che who deserve a second chance.”

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Update 4/27/20We want to thank everyone who has supported Che-Che finding a new home! We’re happy to report she’s been adopted and is doing fantastic in her new home ❤️ We’ll be posting an update tonight! Thank you ALL! We also want to encourage everyone who was willing to open their home to Che Che to keep checking their local shelters and rescues for other animals who need help as well! —-We want to wholeheartedly thank every single one of you who have donated, shared, commented and empathized with Che-Che's story ❤️ The outpour of support to help Che-Che and animals like her is absolutely heartwarming!Che-Che has done a beautiful job of settling in with us – she's received nothing but love and affection (and a warm, soapy bath) and has been feeling MUCH better compared to when she first arrived ❤ We know this little girl will make a family very happy and it's our goal to find her a home that will honor her family members who have passed from COVID-19 🙏🏻 Our team has been working non-stop evaluating her hundreds of adoption inquiries and we commend them for their tremendous effort!Thanks to an anonymous donor, our Compassion Counts Matching Gift Campain is currently DOUBLING your donations ❤ To help prepare us for more animals like Che-Che, please consider making a donation here: bit.ly/2XxEzMbChe-Che and hundreds of other Monmouth County SPCA animals are in a soft bed, with a nutritious meal and a hopeful future, because of your support – THANK YOU 🐾

Posted by Monmouth County SPCA on Thursday, April 16, 2020

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