8 Dogs Rescued From South Korea Meat Farm Available For Adoption In Everett

October 14, 2015

Everett, Everett Government

MyEverettNews.com was just made aware of a great effort by the City of Everett and Everett Animal Shelter to help dogs rescued from a meat farm in South Korea. This is a special situation so the shelter says…Please no calls. If you are interested in adopting one of these dogs, review the information below. The dogs are not available for socializing or viewing…

Dogs from Korea

Photo courtesy Everett Animal Shelter.

Everett Animal Shelter staff and volunteers have been working with eight dogs recently removed from a South Korean farm to prepare them for a new family life. The dogs arrived at the shelter on Sept. 24, and are expected to be available for adoption on the week of Oct. 19.

The dogs are part of a group of 103 dogs and puppies rescued from a dog meat farm in Chungcheongnamdo, South Korea. Humane Society International (HSI) transported the dogs to the United States, and the Everett Animal Shelter is one of several organizations in Washington and California currently caring for the dogs.

“It was incredibly emotional for all of us when the dogs arrived at the shelter,” said Aly Douglas, the shelter’s lead dog volunteer. “They’ve clearly been through a lot, but they are responding so well to our attention and care, and they are going to make wonderful family dogs.”

The eight rescued dogs are Tosa mixes, also known as Japanese Mastiffs, and typically weigh between 80 and 130 pounds as healthy adults. The dogs range in age from 7 months to 5 years old. They have gentle temperaments, and shelter staff and volunteers have been working with them on basic commands, walking on a leash and house training.

“We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated group of volunteers, as well as financial support from the Animal Rescue Foundation of Everett,” said Dee Cordell, shelter operations coordinator. “Having that support network in place allowed us to welcome the dogs on short notice and provide the special attention and socialization that they need.”

Families and individuals interested in adopting one of the dogs should review the shelter’s guidelines online to ensure that they are prepared to provide the special care and environment the dogs will need. Shelter staff will select a small group of potential adopters for interviews and to interact with the dogs.

HSI is working to reduce the dog meat trade in Asia and has been working with farmers who agree to get out of the dog meat trade permanently and transition into trades like crop growing. For more information on HSI’s efforts, please contact Raul Contreras at 240-620-3263, or visit Humane Society International’s website.

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One Response to “8 Dogs Rescued From South Korea Meat Farm Available For Adoption In Everett”

  1. Bingo Says:

    So if I stop eating dogs, people will pay me to grow vegetables? Hrmm.. Interesting concept.