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Pair of dogs rescued by SPCA in Salmon Arm ready for adoption

February 25, 2021 - 12:09 PM

After thousands of dollars were raised for two starving Akbash dogs in need of help at the B.C. SPCA shelter in Salmon Arm, the pair are ready for adoption.

In December 2020, Captain and Maria, a tightly bonded pair, were starving, skinny and nervous of people when they arrived at the SPCA branch in Salmon Arm.

“It was clear their life so far had not been easy and that these dogs hadn’t seen the best of humanity,” branch manager Victoria Olynik said in a SPCA news release.

An emergency medical fund was set up for the dogs who were in need of medical treatment and surgery. It raised more than $38,000. All extra funds raised were put towards other animals in the SPCA's care.

Captain and Maria are ready to find a forever home.
Captain and Maria are ready to find a forever home.

Now the pair are ready to be adopted and ideally their new owners will have experience with dogs, no cats and a fenced yard for the dogs to play in, the SPCA said.

Currently, Captain and Maria are in foster care.

If you or someone you know are interested in applying, know, due to high demand, the SPCA will take a bit longer than usual to look through applications and will prioritize local adoptions in respect to current travel restrictions amid the pandemic. The pair's ID numbers for adoption are 521379 and 521380.

For more information on animal adoption, visit the SPCA's website here.

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