Rescued dogs from South Korea arrive at Angels of Assisi

Published: Jul. 16, 2020 at 8:25 AM EDT
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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) - Ten new dogs arrived at Angels of Assisi Thursday morning after being rescued from South Korea.

A rescue team from Angels of Assisi traveled to Dulles International Airport to pick up 10 dogs rescued by Humane Society International. The animals were living in negative conditions at a meat farm in South Korea, according to Angels of Assisi.

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Posted by Angels of Assisi on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The team arrived back in Roanoke early Thursday with the new rescues safely in tow.

After being rescued, each animal was examined, vaccinated and quarantined prior to traveling to the United States. Angels of Assisi’s veterinarians will perform exams and any additional medical care needed before the animals will be available for the public to meet and adopt.

Angels of Assisi says the animals are settling in and they “can’t wait to learn more about each of their personalities.”

“It really means everything to us when we can take an animal that was living in terrible conditions and destined for pretty awful fate, to bring them in and see their tails wag, and their eyes are shiny, and they’re living beings, and now they can go home and be part of a family,” Lisa O’Neill, executive director of Angels of Assisi, said.

All ten dogs from the South Korea rescue have safely arrived at Angels of Assisi. They are currently settling in and we...

Posted by Angels of Assisi on Thursday, July 16, 2020

Overall, Humane Society International says more than 100 dogs were rescued from the meat trade and sent to the United States.

UPDATE: More than 100 dogs rescued from South Korea’s dog meat trade have arrived safely in the U.S.! This would not be possible without each and every one of our supporters! THANK YOU for giving these dogs a chance at new lives!

Posted by Humane Society International on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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