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.”
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.”