When you hear the names Monica and Chandler, most people often think of the lovable Friends characters that were also one of the show’s most beloved couples. To Annie Hart, those names are actually more synonymous with the two white-haired abandoned dogs that she rescued. In fact, Hart, the founder of the animal rescue organization Rescue from the Hart in Los Angeles, named the canine rescue pups after the couple!
Hart was the one who actually approached the two dogs on the street and had to work quite a bit to gain the dogs’ trust in order to help them – a feat that was not at all easy! Monica was actually a lot more skittish and more skeptical and afraid than Chandler was. It was Monica who Hart had to lure into a trap to get Chandler as well. It appeared that the ever-aware dog who telling him to stay away and avoid the humans. In order to get them to go with her to be rescued, she had to trap the dogs. The trick was to get Monica into the trap, because Chandler was sure to follow. Luring the two pups seemed like an easy endeavor in concept but actually took Hart several attempts.
The two rescued dogs had previously both suffered from giardia and severe flea and tick infestations when they were initially saved and are currently reported to be a lot better, living with a foster family now.
“Both pups are doing amazingly well now, considering how nervous they were on the streets,” Hart said. “It never ceases to amaze me how resilient dogs are and their capacity to let go of the past and embrace a second chance.”
Their bond is even closer than ever and animal rescue workers are currently working very hard to find the duo a happy and loving forever home that would accommodate both the dogs together, naturally.
(Photo Source: Annie Hart)