Little Che-Che needs a new home.
The adorable New Jersey dog is looking for a new family after his two owners passed away from coronavirus, according to the Monmouth County SPCA.
In a Facebook post, the organization disclosed the 9-pound pup arrived at their offices last week “scared and shaking.”
“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,” they captioned a photo of Che-Che with one of their employees. "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.”
The sweet pooch is receiving dental and veterinary care, vaccines and being spayed and groomed so as to get her ready to find new parents.
“We plan to honor the family and those they lost by finding this sweet little girl the perfect home,” the SPCA wrote.
To be considered, prospective owners can’t have children or other pets to adopt.
The organization expects harrowing stories like Che-Che's will become more common with the continuing spread of the virus.
“Unfortunately, Che-Che is the first of many animals that we anticipate needing a safe haven in these uncertain times,” the SPCA added. “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.”
To continue to come to the aid of vulnerable pets, the animal organization is asking for donations, which will be matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous donor until they reach $200K.
On a positive note, many shelters across the country have been cleared of all animals as the pandemic has caused a surge in pet adoptions.
In large cities like New York and Los Angeles, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals reported applications to foster animals have increased by as much as 200 percent.