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OJ & Blue Dozer Adopted

Blind Dog & Buddy Get New Home

June 02, 2018 - 9:20 am
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Richmond, VA (WRVA) - Richmond Animal Care and Control (RACC) are letting people know that the sight impaired Dachshund OJ and his Pit Bull Buddy Blue Dozer have been adopted again and they were adopted together.  

You may remember their story. A woman adopted the two in April promising to keep them together, but within 3 days blind OJ was found wondering alone on the side of a road in the Shenandoah area of the Virginia. OJ’s microchip led the Shenandoah Valley Animal Control back to RACC. The woman who adopted the dogs and had promised to keep them together offered excuses as to why the two had been separated. She also refused to surrender Blue Dozer to animal control so the animals could be reunited. The woman was eventually convinced, with the help of the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office and Shenandoah Valley Animal Services, to hand over Blue Dozer.

The dogs were initially surrendered to RACC by a person who had become homeless and could not keep the pair. The dog’s original owner begged RACC to keep the dogs together as OJ depended on Blue Dozer. This story gained international attention with folks from all over reaching out to RACC wanting to adopt the pair. Hopefully this adoption will be their permanent home. While these two dogs have been adopted, there are lots of other animals at RACC waiting for their chance to become part of a family.