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23 South Carolina shelter dogs arrive in Richmond for adoption

Posted: 11:24 PM, Oct 13, 2015
Updated: 2015-10-14 11:52:46-04
23 South Carolina shelter dogs arrive in Richmond for adoption

RICHMOND, Va. -- A transport team from the Richmond SPCA returned from Greenville, South Carolina Tuesday night with 23 rescued shelter dogs. Those dogs will soon be available for adoption.

The Richmond SPCA rescued the dogs from South Carolina animal shelters to open up space for the influx of displaced flood dogs after Hurricane Joaquin.

“I think that in order to make space these animals were likely to be euthanized had there not been a way to get them out to safety,” said Robin Starr, CEO of Richmond SPCA.

Starr said the rescue would not have been possible if they didn’t have 72 adoptions last week. She said now that the dogs have arrived, she doesn’t believe they will have any problems finding a forever home for the pets.

“The people of this community are incredibly loving toward animals and they always respond when we ask for their help,” said Starr.

You may have to wait a few days or weeks to adopt the pets though.

“We will have our veterinary team give them good veterinary work ups tomorrow to make sure that they are healthy or we will provide them with the medical care they need," Starr said.

Once the dogs are available they will be put on Richmond SPCA’s website with a South Carolina watermark.