Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Saying goodbye to Dante and Diego as they leave 12th Street

Updated 12/2
The dogs were adopted together by a couple in Brooklyn!

Back on Saturday, we noted the sad news that Chile, a longtime resident of 12th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B, passed away. His two dogs, Diego and Dante, were left in care of a neighbor.

Yesterday, reps for Animal Haven, a nonprofit animal shelter, picked up the pair to find them a new home.

The folks at Animal Haven shared the above photo and this message on Instagram:

SENIOR LABS IN NEED: A few days ago, a beloved resident of the East Village passed away leaving two dogs without a home. 🙏🙏🙏🙏 Chile was one of those kind individuals who knew everyone on East 12th Street and, in turn, the neighborhood also cared for his beloved senior dogs, Dante and Diego. The threesome would sit together on a local bench welcoming neighbors home from a long workday. Together, they were unique characters that made the East Village welcoming and a true neighborhood. So it's no surprise that everyone came together soon after Chile's passing to make sure the dogs were safe and a call was made to Animal Haven for help.

When our community outreach team arrived yesterday to pick up the dogs, they were met by a handful of residents and friends of Chile. 💙💙💙 A group of eight friends walked the dogs to the transport car where photos were taken, hugs were given, and tears were shed.

Dante and Diego, who are now safe at Animal Haven, are sweet and soulful Labs who were clearly loved by Chile and everyone they met on East 12th Street. While they are no longer young dogs, both have a lot of love to give and a lot of life to live. Animal Haven can't wait to find them a home together. Please come to 200 Centre Street in NYC Tuesday-Sunday between 12 and 6pm to meet them.

Updated 12/5
Read an update here!


Scott said...

So good to hear. I missed seeing them on the stoop on my way home from work.

Anonymous said...

I hope someone adopts them TOGETHER.

Gojira said...

I will miss those sweet pups and their friendly owner. It's always the good ones we lose.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear this! I would walk by those dogs every day to pick up my son from school and they would always give me a friendly tail wag and smile.

Anonymous said...

That is sad. Used to pass him and the labs all the time while walking my own dog. I hope they find a good home.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like Animal Haven has no intention of adopting the pups separately. Bonded animal pairings are important to maintain for health and happiness (bonded pairs are also magical—my kittys are a bonded pair) and I am sure that everyone involved in taking care of Dante and Diego is supporting their bond, especially after the loss of their dad. They are a beautiful pair and it is wonderful to see how much they were loved by Chile, and because of that love and care, how much they are in turn cherished by his neighbors. May he rest in peace.