Traumatized Dog Meat Survivors in Training School Need Support!
In 2019, we rescued 28 dogs from a truck headed to slaughter in South Korea with our partner Jindo Love Rescue. While many have since been adopted and started new lives, there are still a few who still haven’t recovered from the trauma — especially Sam and Troy. These two have been getting special care at a training school, but it’s extremely expensive to keep them there.
Sam and Troy have been deeply scarred by their experience as victims of the dog meat trade. Until recently they were at Han’s Care School Coop in Gyeongju, where they’ve been working on socializing and learning that humans and new experiences can be good.
We recently pulled them out because it’s become prohibitively expensive to keep them there, hoping they would be ready to adjust to our foster center, but that didn’t work out.
We currently have 130 dogs at our foster center, and Sam and Troy were both being bullied and overwhelmed by other dogs and were too scared to defend themselves and too scared to eat, so we had to bring them back — the director of the school urgently drove two hours each way to get them himself!
These two are both now good with people and ready to be adopted by experienced guardians, and we hope they find the perfect homes soon.
But in the meantime, costs for boarding them are continuing to mount. We currently have 11 dogs at training school, including five others who were also on that truck, and it costs $130 a month each to keep them there.
You can help fund their care by making a donation, and spreading the word about how to adopt. We also really need flight volunteers to act as couriers on flights from South Korea to the U.S. if you’re traveling, or know someone who is.
Thank you so very much for any help that you are able to give.