Fifty-five dogs were recently saved from a dog farm in Goyang, South Korea, by Humane Society International (HSI).
The farm, which was hidden from prying eyes, offered disastrous conditions for the animals who lived there. In addition to being malnourished, hygiene and care was despicable. Kelly O'Meara, head of international projects for the organization, explained:
[The farm] was more like a dungeon, where there’s very little light, little to no ventilation, so the stench of ammonia would bring tears to your eyes when you walk though. You’d see eyes peering at you, but it was hard to actually see the dogs themselves in the dark.
Adam Parascandola, director of animal protectiontestifiedto the psychological state of the dogs after their rescue:
Most [of the dogs] appear to have had little human contact and many of them are understandably very frightened of people, cowering as we approach and trying to hide in corners, but we know from experience that once we take them to a safe place and they feel secure and loved, they’ll learn to trust.
Forty-six of the 55 dogs were sent to the U.S., in the states of New York, Maryland and Pennsylvania, and will take adoption tests after receiving the care they've been deprived of for all these years.While this dog farm is the seventh closed in South Korea thanks to an intervention by the HSI, it is estimated that there are still more than 17,000 farms like this still in existence, and keep more than 2.5 million dogs prisoner, waiting to be sent to slaughter.
Watch the full rescue video below:[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BAfE6kcCGs[/embed]If you would like to support the organization in helping them save the lives of countless other animals, you can make a donation on their website by clicking here.
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