Together the Humane Society of Central Oregon and BrightSide Animal Center received twenty-eight dogs, formerly part of the Korean dog meat trade, over the Easter holiday. After an international flight from South Korea through Humane Society International’s (HSI) rescue program, the Humane Society of Central Oregon (HSCO) and BrightSide Animal Center (BSAC) transported 28 dogs from San Francisco to Central Oregon. The organizations will provide these dogs and puppies an opportunity to live a full life, away from the deplorable conditions they were raised in.
The final leg of their journey will be finding homes after an adjustment period to their new environment, and learning more about each dog.
When approached by the Humane Society of the United States to care for 28 of the 250 dogs rescued from a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea, both non-profits were in the position to help these dogs in desperate need. Due to the impact on resources, you can help the animals by donating to both shelters at hsco.org and brightsideanimals.org. Donations will enable BSAC and HSCO to provide necessary care and medical treatments each dog may need.
Kelly O’Meara, director of companion animals and engagement for HSI, said “We are proud to work with HSUS Emergency Placement Partner, Humane Society of Central Oregon and Brightside Animal Center, to help find these dogs permanent homes with loving and caring families in Oregon.”