Humane Society International is working to save dogs across Asia from theft, illegal transport, and slaughter. Since 2015, they have shut down 14 South Korean dog meat farms by transitioning the “farmers” to more humane professions. The hundreds of dogs liberated from each location go on to loving homes in the U.S., U.K., and Canada.
In their most recent rescue, HSI saved nearly 200 dogs and puppies!
This particular facility doubled as a puppy mill, with the dogs being sold as pets or for slaughter – whichever brought the highest price. As a result, most are small breeds such as Chihuahuas, Corgis, Yorkies, Poodles, Pomeranians, Shih Tzus and French bulldogs.
“These dogs have been surviving in appalling conditions, in barren, filthy cages, with inadequate food and water and almost no veterinary care or human contact,” said Ewa Demianowicz, senior campaign manager for HSI/Canada. “Sadly, it is likely that many never left the cramped cages they have been confined in. It is heartbreaking to imagine how much they have suffered in their lives. Our team is eager to see these wonderful dogs leave this horrible place and arrive in Canada to get the love and care that they need.”
One of the most heartwarming moments came when the very last pup was removed from her filthy cage and carried off to a bright future. Meet sweet Bella!
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