In late April, a non-profit organization named China Rescue Dogs successfully rescued and transported 22 dogs from dog meat farms in China to Los Angeles.
The 22 dogs consisted of 17 Golden Retrievers, two Corgis, a French Bulldog, a Sheepdog and a Malamute. And before China Rescue Dogs flew them to the U.S., they each got veterinary care, a microchip, and a loving home waiting for them in the U.S.
The dogs sat through a 12-hour flight from China to Los Angeles, which was paid by WeatherTech Founder and CEO David MacNeil, who has been dedicated to helping dogs stuck in dog meat trade.
MacNeil said, “We have nothing but compassion for animals that were bred in inhumane circumstances for their meat, exist locked in horrific cages, and cannot help themselves as they suffer terribly every day until they die.”
According to People, the dogs’ new parents from Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Utah, and Virginia, all showed up at the Los Angeles airport to meet their new pooches for the first time.
Jill Stewart, co-founder of China Rescue Dogs said, “We are delighted to have successfully brought these dogs over, assuring them love and safety for the rest of their lives,”
She also thanked people who helped make the journey possible saying, “We’re also grateful for the best practices of animal health and inter-agency collaboration that were the hallmark of this particular journey. With our new Rue’s Kennels at LAX, we look forward to being able to help save as many dogs as possible.”
China Rescue Dogs is a non-profit organization committed to helping and rescuing dogs caught in the Chinese dog meat markets. After rescuing the dogs, the organization rehabilitates them and provides them loving furever homes in the U.S.
Currently, China Rescue Dogs is raising funds again to rescue and fly more dogs to the U.S. just before the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, which starts on June 21 and ends on June 30.