Humane Society International Rescues Dogs From Meat Farm In Korea, K-9s Heading To Tampa
By FOX NEWS // January 13, 2017
770 dogs rescued since January of 2015
(FOX NEWS) – Two hundred dogs meant for dinner tables in South Korea will instead be heading to rescue groups across the United States thanks to an international effort.
Eventually, dozens of them will be available for adoption here in Florida.
Teams from the Humane Society International spent several days last week rescuing dogs from what they described as a “meat farm” in Wonju, South Korea.
The first batch of those animals is now starting the journey to the U.S., where they will be evaluated and treated at the Humane Society’s emergency placement partners.
One of the flights is due to arrive in Orlando next week, with the first 10 dogs headed to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay. Four more Tampa-bound dogs will arrive aboard a second flight a few days later.
“We were absolutely thrilled to be asked to assist with this rescue effort,” HSTB’s chief executive officer, Sherry Silk, said in a press release announcing the rescue.
“We are here to help animals in need, no matter where they come from, and will open our doors to them whenever we are able.”
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