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Dogs found in Prince George with porcupine quills in their faces find forever homes

A pair of abandoned dogs found with porcupine quills in their faces have now been adopted.

Asha and Saki were taken into the care of the BC SPCA back in July, after they were found tied to a picnic table outside of the BC SPCA’s North Cariboo Branch in Prince George.

“When animal centre staff arrived at seven a.m., the two dogs began to cry and cower at the picnic table,” said Kristen Sumner, Manager of the BC SPCA’s North Cariboo community animal centre.

“As they got closer to the dogs, the staff noticed the quills sticking out of their mouths and knew they needed to rush Asha and Saki to the emergency vet clinic for treatment.”

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While their story with the BC SPCA had a heart-breaking beginning, it’s come to a happy end.

Both Asha and Saki have been adopted.

Saki, now named Koda, was adopted by Kevin, who previously adopted a husky from the Langley animal centre.

“I immediately sent in an adoption application and we set up a meeting,” he said.

“It went so well. We brought along our Jack Russell terrier mix Max who is 10 years-old. He had been depressed because our chihuahua cross Taz had died recently, so we were thrilled that they got along.”

Kevin said Koda is so happy, and her favourite toy is anything she can chew on with a squeaker.

“She has been through so much and is still the most loving dog. We want to giver her the best life possible.”

Meanwhile, Asha was adopted by Teah.

“We went into the room to meet them at the Vernon animal centre and Asha ran right up to me and put her paws on my shoulders. She picked me,” Teah said.

She added Asha was a bit worried when they brought her home.

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“I think she was worried she wasn’t going to be staying here,” Teah explained.

However, Asha settled in quickly and bonded with Teah’s two sons.


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