Chihuahua with injured eye saved by pit bull friend on the streets of Georgia

Joanie the pit bull carried Chachi the Chihuahua around in her mouth.
By Evan Bleier  |  July 25, 2014 at 2:49 PM
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SAVANNAH, Ga., July 25 (UPI) -- A pit bull with a heart of gold carried around her Chihuahua friend on the streets of Savannah after the little guy was stricken with a severe eye infection.

Animal control officers said that Joanie the pit bull carried Chachi the Chihuahua around and that Joanie would even lick her friend's eye to help him with his pain.

"So he was kind of her accessory, so to speak," said Animal Control Officer Christina Sutherin, the Savannah Morning News reported.

"It's not every day we get to see such devotion between two special dogs like this," Sutherin said. "They are both such sweet animals. But the relationship they share just sets them apart."

The bad news is that Chachi's eye could not be saved.

The good news is that both dogs have been adopted -- by the same person.

The animals will be heading to Florida and the hope is that the pair will remain together in the Sunshine State.

Eight-pound Chachi has 65-pound Joanie to thank for his new lease on life.

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