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May 19, 2016 11:46 AM

Pups rescued from South Korean dog meat farm doing well in NH


STRATHAM - Five dogs rescued from a South Korean dog meat factory are being cared for by the New Hampshire Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

The five canines are part of a group of 250 dogs and puppies rescued by Humane Society International (HSI) in Wonju, South Korea. The five arrived in New Hampshire May 9 and are at the NHSPCA and being evaluated and treated for any medical or behavioral issues with plans to put them up for adoption. Officials there say the dogs are doing well and beginning to be socialized.

HSI worked with the farmowner to permanently shut down his farm and remove all dogs from miserable conditions. As part of the plan, the farmer signed an agreement with HSI to stop raising dogs for meat and permanently leave the trade. The farmer intends to focus on scrap metal as a main business.

HSI is working to reduce the dog meat trade in Asia, including South Korea where dogs are solely farmed for the trade – and where the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held.

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