Dogs rescued from South Korea are now available for adoption.
Ten dogs that were saved from a meat farm in South Korea are up for adoption as of Friday at San Diego Humane Society’s (SDHS) main campus on 5500 Gaines Street. All adoptable dogs are up-to-date on vaccines and medical examines as well as spayed or neutered and microchipped.
The other rescued dogs that are not yet ready for adoption will remain under the care of SDHS trainers at a behavioral center. While there, dogs overcome fear and shyness so they can more easily transition into their forever homes. Some of the dogs that are not yet up for adoption are staying in foster homes as part of their treatment.
Three weeks ago, the 30 dogs and puppies arrived in San Diego after a long trip. The Humane Society International and San Diego Humane Society’s Special Response Team brought the pups to San Francisco from South Korea just before flying south to San Diego.
The dogs were living in conditions similar to puppy mills, SDHS reported. They also lacked veterinary care and were under nourished.
“Helping to end the horrors of the dog meat trade is a critical mission for us,” explained Dr. Gary Weitzman, president and CEO of San Diego Humane Society, in a press release. “We have pledged to keep San Diego at zero euthanasia of healthy and treatable animals.”
Most of the dogs' breeds appear to be either Tosas, Golden Retrievers, or Huskies. They are all under two-years of age.
In Sept. of 2015, dogs rescued from another South Korean meat farm were also brought to San Diego and available for adoption.
Those interested in adopting can visit the humane society or click here.
For more information on becoming a foster home for dogs, call (619) 299-7012 ext. 2905.