AN elderly dog beaten by her owner in a Wirral street has been rehomed along with a canine pal.

Kaya, who is aged 10, and Kane, 13, were rescued by the RSPCA in October 2016 following the attack.

They were covered in fleas when they came into the charity's care.

Despite the shocking footage captured on CCTV, Kaya had no long-term damage and the dogs were given a second chance at happiness.

They were available for rehoming since October last year but, sadly, had no interest from potential adopters until recently, meaning they were in RSPCA care for a total of 534 days.

Their story will appear on the new series of Channel 5's Dog Rescuers, which will be screened tonight at 8pm.

RSPCA inspector Anthony Joynes, who rescued the pair, said: "Kaya and Kane are two energetic and lovely senior dogs and I'm thrilled they have finally found their forever home.

"Kaya's case was very 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.

"Both of them love long walks and their favourite thing is playing ball - despite their ages, they are still full of beans!"

After so long patiently waiting, the pair were rehomed to Sule Denizer from Greater London in April.

She said: "They settled in well from the beginning, when we got home they couldn't stop smiling.

"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 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.

"As soon as I saw them my heart had already decided for me that I was going to bring them home and I travelled quite a long way!"

Sule has had Staffordshire bull terriers for years but sadly her last dog Vinnie passed away 18 months ago and the house felt empty without a dog in the home.

She continued: "I must thank RSPCA Wirral who have been absolutely fantastic.

"Kaya and Kane were in kennels for 534 days but they didn't become institutionalised.

"They are born again actually, you can see on their faces that everything is new and exciting to them."

She explained that the pair are still very close.

Kane loves playing with his ball and will sniff it out straight away, and they both love riding in the car and putting their heads out of the window together.

Sule added: "After everything Kaya in particular has been through the level of trust she has with human beings still amazes me each day."

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