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Orphaned Dog Looking For Forever Home After Both Owners Die From Coronavirus

An adorable New Jersey dog is in need of a loving home after both of her owners tragically passed away from the novel coronavirus.

According to PEOPLE, the orphaned dog named Che-Che was recently brought to Monmouth County SPCA where she's now eagerly awaiting the right people to come along and welcome her into their family.

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Monmouth County shared a post about little Che-Che on their Facebook this week which quickly went viral for obvious reasons.

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"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 post reads, alongside a photo of Che-Che in the arms of a staff member.

The organization explained that 9-lb Che-Che came to the facility earlier this month and was "scared and shaking" after losing both of her owners to the coronavirus.

They shared that it was immediately clear to staff Che-Che needed comfort and "a loving touch."

After receiving some veterinarian care, including vaccines and getting spayed, this adorable pup will be available for adoption.

“We plan to honor the family and those they lost by finding this sweet little girl the perfect home,” Monmouth County wrote online.

After the photo of Che-Che went viral, the organization was flooded with adoption applications from people who wanted to give the orphaned pup a new home.

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In a recent update, Monmouth County thanked everyone for their interest but said they'll only be considering applicants without any children or other dogs.

"Applications are being reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis and unfortunately, with our limited staff, we will not be able to return every email and phone call," the update reads. "We will be SURE to find Che-Che the perfect home!"

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the SPCA anticipates even more pets will be orphaned as their owners tragically pass away.

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“Unfortunately, Che-Che is the first of many animals that we anticipate needed a safe haven in these uncertain times," they wrote online. "We’re asking for your support NOW so we can ensure every animal has a loving place to call home while they’re temporarily without one."

The organization has since introduced the “Compassion Counts” Matching Gift Campaign, where donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar and all funds will go towards helping abandoned animals like Che-Che who need veterinarian care before they're ready to be adopted.

As of writing, the campaign has currently raised $70,642. Click here to donate or to read more about the fundraiser.

h/t: PEOPLE, Facebook | Monmouth County SPCA

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