Dog who was beaten in public gets second chance at happiness

An elderly dog that was beaten in public has finally found her forever home after more than 500 days in a RSPCA rehoming centre.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Kaya, aged 10 was rescued by the RSPCA along with her furry companion Kane in October 2016, after her owner beat her in the street. Both dogs were taken in by the animal charity’s Wirral branch while investigations and a prosecution took place.

The RSPCA discovered that the pair were covered in fleas, but despite shocking CCTV footage of the beating, Kaya suffered no long-term damage. After a total of 534 days in RSPCA care, the two dogs have now been given a second chance at happiness.

RSPCA Inspector Anthony Joynes, who rescued the pair, said: “Kaya and Kane are two energetic and lovely senior dogs and I’m thrilled that they have finally found their forever home. Kaya’s case was rather distressing with CCTV footage capturing the moment her owner punched her and saw her cowering in the street.

“Thankfully, we were able to find Kaya and rescue her and Kane who have now been given a second chance. They are rather senior dogs, but they are both very active, loyal, loving dogs with great personalities.”

The paid have now been rehomed with Sule Denizer in Greater London who has had Staffordshire Bull Terriers for years, but sadly lost her last dog 18 months ago.

Sue said: “They are such a good match for me and when that day comes I will be lost without them, but to be honest it was the fact that they are older that made me want to adopt them as I wanted to give them a good quality of life in their old age.”

Kaya and Kane’s story will appear on the new series on Channel 5’s Dog Rescuers tonight (Tuesday 12 June) at 8pm.