Saved from dog meat farm, these dogs have new lives in NC
Dogs evacuated from the “horrors” of a South Korean dog meat farm arrived Friday into the loving arms of volunteers with an Asheville-based animal rescue group.
Brother Wolf Animal Rescue will place the three dogs up for adoption after getting them medical care, the non-profit organization posted on Facebook with pictures of the adorable dogs.
“As much as it pains us to imagine their past, Brother Wolf is honored to play a role in their future,” the Facebook post says. “Their nightmare is finally over. Days of kindness, compassion and care are ahead for these pups!”
The dogs were among about 100 rescued from the 18th South Korean dog meat farm successfully closed by Humane Society International, according to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue website.
“The dogs — mostly Korean Jindos and Tosas — have lived their entire lives in squalid conditions, crammed together in filthy wire cages with no protection from the elements and surviving on restaurant scraps,” UPI reported March 10.
The rural farm was about 60 miles south of Seoul, according to UPI.
Thousands of animals saved
For years, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue has assisted thousands of homeless animals in Western North Carolina, according to a news release by the organization on Saturday.
“Today, the animal rescue organization steps onto the international stage by welcoming dogs” from the South Korean farm, the group said.
“We’re honored to partner with Humane Society International on this rescue,” Leah Craig Fieser, executive director of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, said in the news release. “These dogs have come from the worst kind of living conditions.
“We are so thankful that they are now safe with us and will get to experience the life every dog deserves – a life of care, kindness and joy,” Fieser said.
How to help the dogs
Brother Wolf requests donations for the medical treatment and daily care of the dogs before adoption. As part of Brother Wolf’s Spring Match Challenge, a resident is matching all donations through April up to $50,000.
Households interested in fostering with Brother Wolf can learn more and register at www.bwar.org.
When the dogs from South Korea are ready for adoption, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue will post them as available on their website.
This story was originally printed March 25, 2023, 12:25 PM.