Help provide critical care for dogs rescued from the dog meat trade in Korea!
On September 17, 2015, 29 dogs destined for slaughter as part of the Korean dog meat trade found refuge with San Diego Humane Society. Special Response Team from San Diego Humane Society transported the 29 dogs from San Francisco after the dogs arrived by international flight from South Korea as part of a Humane Society International rescue effort. In February of 2016, San Diego Humane Society welcomed 21 more dogs who were rescued from the Korean meat trade. Sixteen of the dogs have been adopted; the remaining five required a little more support before becoming available for adoption and are currently awaiting new homes. Despite the horrific circumstances from which they came, the dogs adjusted well and enjoyed perhaps their first loving embracement from humans. Sadly, the Korean dog meat trade still exists in Korea, but San Diego Humane Society has been doing their part to take care of these rescued dogs.
Each dog required special veterinary care, including spay/neuter and vaccinations, housing, food medical supplies and behavioral care. Twenty-one of these dogs have already found homes, and eight are still in San Diego Humane Society's care and require extra attention. It may take some time for these remaining dogs to get adopted, as they came from very difficult circumstances and need special behavorial modification therapy before they are adopted by a loving home. Funds are needed to help cover the costs of the rescue, rehabilitation, and care of these brave and lucky animals rescued from the Korean dog meat trade.
You can help. Just $16.50 provides food and care for one Korean dog for one day.
The San Diego Humane Society (SDHS) is the safety net for thousands of sick and injured animals every year. No other shelter facility in the region is situated to rehabilitate animals with extensive medical needs, so the demand for life-saving veterinary services is very high.
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