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Rami The Pit Bull-Dachshund No Longer Up For Adoption

<p> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Moultrie-Colquitt-County-Humane-Society/100817319974693?fref=photo">Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society</a><span></span> </p>

After the internet became obsessed with the part pit bull, part dachshund mix named Rami last month, adoption offers started streaming in. But the group that rescued him won't be accepting any of them.

The Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society in Georgia announced that Rami will instead become an "ambassador" for the animal rescue group.Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society

In a Facebook post, the shelter wrote that Rami will "get the training [he needs] to be a certified therapy dog, so [he] can visit more kids in schools and hospitals and even the elderly in the nursing homes."

Rami with his trainer. Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society

The shelter was concerned that adopters would have turned Rami into a sort of spectacle, according to CNN, and decided to channel the pup's popularity into raising awareness about shelter pets. After Rami achieved canine celebrity, the Georgia humane organization reported that its adoption rates increased.

Rami giving a fond adieu to a fellow shelter dog heading to a permanent home. Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society

Don't despair if you feel like you would have been the perfect owner for Rami - there are millions of other shelter dogs, cats and pets out there who need homes, too.