Dogs once bound for slaughter were brought to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay (HSTB) for a second chance at life. *Rescuers with Humane Society International (HSI) transported 200 dogs saved from a South Korean dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea, to the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
As an **Emergency Placement Partner with the Humane Society of the United States (HSI is the international affiliate of The HSUS), Humane Society of Tampa Bay is one of 18 shelters across the United States, and one of six in Florida, that will welcome the dogs into their care to be placed for adoption into loving homes.
I visited the shelter the night they arrived to take photos and record some Live video, which you can see on my Facebook page. The rescue van pulled up to the shelter and unloaded the dogs after their very long journey from Wonju, South Korea to California then to Orlando where HSTB welcomed them with open arms.
They aren’t available for adoption yet, but stay tuned to the HSTB Facebook page for updates. It was dark when they first arrived so I went back the next morning and got some more shots. I even got to witness what could have been their first bath ever. The whole experience was a little surreal.