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Only several months old, Ava came to the BC SPCA Prince Rupert Branch in August 2018 requiring immediate veterinary care. She had porcupine quills in her snout and she needed to have her eye removed.

Once her medical needs were addressed, we knew that Ava would make a delightful addition to her future family.

To give Ava the best opportunity for adoption, we transferred Ava down to the BC SPCA Maple Ridge Branch via the Drive for Lives program. Here she entered our foster care system and found herself in the home of Melissa.

It didn’t take long for Melissa to fall in love with Ava. Once recovered, Melissa planned to make it official and adopt Ava, giving her the forever family she deserved.

Now, Melissa has given us an update on her life with Ava, and she couldn’t be happier:

It has been six months since Ava became a member of our family and she is doing wonderfully.

She has completely healed from her eye removal surgery and it has not slowed her down at all—she simply tilts her head to run in a straight line!

Ava loves swimming, playing with her friends at the dog park and going anywhere on car rides. She has also successfully completed the beginner level at puppy school and we are excited to continue training with her new friends.

She has been an amazing addition to our household and it feels as though she has always been a part of our family. Everybody who meets her immediately falls in love with her.

Ava laps up all the pets and cuddles she gets and loves to give kisses in return.

Thank you, Melissa, for not only choosing adoption as your first option, but for initially opening your home as a foster when Ava was recovering from her medical care. We can see that you two formed a close connection and she fits right into your household. We wish you all much happiness together in the years to come.

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