15 Rescue Dogs Saved From A South Korean Meat Farm Have Arrived At Peterborough Humane Society

UPDATED (April 14th): The 15 dogs rescued from the Korean Meat Farms through the great work of Humane Society International have arrived at Peterborough Humane Society and are currently being vetted by a team of highly trained volunteers led by Veterinarian Dr. Bruce Robertson.

 Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

Before being put up for adoption, the dogs will be settling into the shelter over the weekend so that they can properly be assessed and full medical assessments can be completed to ensure that they are ready for placement in their new forever home. 

No dogs will be available for adoption this weekend, and PHS will be making an announcement when they are. An adoption application will be required for each interested family, ensuring that people who are considering an adoption of these lovely animals are aware of the implications of their breed and the special needs they will have due to their living status up until a month or so ago.

 Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

“This is a small example of the great work that our Peterborough team can do, especially once we are in our new facility and will have increased potential to provide the best in animal welfare both locally and globally,” says Shawn Morey, Executive Director of the Peterborough Humane Society.

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ORIGINAL POST (April 13th)

Peterborough Humane Society sent a dedicated team of staff and volunteers and three trucks to Montreal on Friday (April 13th) to pick up 15 dogs rescued from a Korean Meat Farm that were brought to Canada through Humane Society International.

 Peterborough Humane team and volunteers that worked together on dog transfer

Peterborough Humane team and volunteers that worked together on dog transfer

Humane Society International have worked in South Korea for the past three years and have permanently closed down 10 dog meat farms, transporting more than 1,200 dogs to safety in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Here is one of the rescued dogs being loaded onto a Peterborough Humane Society truck...

 Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

“Weeks ago, these dogs lived a life of severe deprivation, crammed in barren wire cages and chained to stakes in the ground on a South Korean dog meat farm," says Rebecca Aldworth, executive director for Humane Society International/Canada.

"They had no protection from the cold and were denied even the most basic of their needs, such as proper food, veterinary care and socialization. But thanks in large part to the generosity of the Eric S. Margolis Family Foundation, HSI was able to rescue these deserving dogs and bring them to safety here in Canada. We are forever grateful to the Peterborough Humane Society, and all of our incredible placement partners, for working to find forever homes for these wonderful dogs.”

 One of the rescued dogs from Korea: Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

One of the rescued dogs from Korea: Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

Eighty dogs from Korea were flown into Montreal, and 15 of them will be heading to Peterborough later on Friday. They will eventually be ready to find their forever homes once they have been given a full bill of health and been spayed or neutered.

 Rescue dog from Korea: Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

Rescue dog from Korea: Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

“We are extremely excited to be establishing this relationship with the team at HSI in an effort to find these beautiful dogs deserving homes in our community," says Shawn Morey, Executive Director of the Peterborough Humane Society.

"These wonderful dogs are all between eight months and a year old and did not have a favourable future ahead of them. With the support of many staff and volunteers willing to help, we are making a very positive difference in animal welfare."

 Rescue dog from Korea: Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

Rescue dog from Korea: Photo courtesy Susan Dunkley, Peterborough Humane Society

Peterborough's Mike Swift, Canadian and Olympian Hockey star from the Korean Hockey team, will be on hand to greet the dogs when they arrive in Peterborough: “Being a dog lover, and having been in Korea for the past seven years, it seemed like a great fit to support yet another great endeavour by the PHS team and its volunteers," he says.

Check back to this post for more photos of the rescued dogs coming to Peterborough as we get them.

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