‘It’s a good feeling:’ Homeless SC flood dogs get new homes in Richmond

Posted at 1:00 AM, Oct 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-25 01:04:15-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Nearly two dozen homeless dogs rescued from shelters impacted by the extreme flooding in South Carolina earlier this month are one step closer to getting new homes.

In fact, the Richmond SPCA began adopting the pooches to a few loving families this week.

While all of the animals have been examined by a veterinarian, sadly some of the pups have ailments ranging from heartworms to broken bones. But their injuries could have been much worse considering the powerful storm that swept through South Carolina.

The Richmond SPCA rescued the dogs and brought them to their no-kill shelter last week since the runaways were at risk of being euthanized since South Carolina shelters were overcrowded because of the flooding.

These dogs do not have families looking for them, since they were already in shelters before the storm pounded the area.

"Teddy's" new mom gives him a smooch.

Reporter Sandra Jones caught up with the Arnette family as they were leaving the shelter with their new fur baby, "Teddy."

“It was just a terrible thing... People lost homes [and] obviously, a lot of animals were misplaced from their homes,” Spencer Arnette said. “ So it's a very sad situation and you know to be able to take a dog from the streets that was misplaced from their home and provide a new home for them. It’s a good thing.  It's a good feeling."

The adoption fee for the flood dogs, which are spayed or neutered, up-to-date on their vaccinations and have been microchipped, is $110.

Click here for adoption information and requirements.

Additionally, the SPCA will be taking part in the Howl-o-Ween at Stony Point Fashion Park Sunday.

"This pet-friendly event will feature a dog costume contest with some close friends of the Richmond SPCA judging, pet adoptions aboard the Tail Wag'N and family activities to include pumpkin painting, balloon creations, children's crafts and a special performance by Richmond Ballet's Mind In Motion Team XXL," the group posted on Facebook.



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