Over 40 dogs recently rescued from a South Korean meat farm are making their way to Quebec to find forever homes just in time for the holidays.
Humane Society International (HSI) rescued the dogs from the meat farm.
According to Ewa Demianowicz, senior campaign manager for HSI/Canada, conditions at the dog meat farm were “appaling.”
“These poor dogs were confined in cramped, barren wire cages with little food and water and no protection from the elements. Mother dogs were there for years, forced to bear litter after litter of pups, only to have them stolen away to be slaughtered,” she said in a statement.
Sixteen dogs will be headed to the Montreal SPCA and will be available for adoption on December 18 at noon.
“For the second consecutive year, the Montreal SPCA is pleased to assist HSI/Canada with this important rescue. Our team is eager to meet the 16 dogs and provide them with all the care and individual attention they require. We are relieved that they will soon be placed in loving homes, where they will get the chance to live happy and healthy lives,” said Élise Desaulniers, executive director of the Montreal SPCA, in a statement.
The dogs will first be attended to by veterinarians and staff. The animals are timid and shy and will need patient and calm adoptive families to help them adjust to their new surroundings.
For more information about the dogs and how you can adopt, check out the Montreal SPCA’s website.