Dogs rescued from Korean dog meat trade to arrive in Boston

(Photo courtesy of Humane Society International)

The Potter League for Animals will be welcoming four dogs who were rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm, as the animals are set to arrive at Logan International Airport in Boston Wednesday morning.

The dogs, which were slated to be slaughtered and used for human consumption, will then be taken to the Potter League for Animals in Middletown.

“We are in a community with big hearts for all animals and we knew when we got a call to help dogs that were going to end up as food, our community would want to help.” Bread Shear, Executive Director of the Potter League said. “These dogs may have come from far away, but I am certain they will be welcomed to the safety of Aquidneck Island like old friends. Accepting these dogs is just one of the many ways the Potter League is reaching out to animals in need, and we will continue to help whenever we are able.”

The dogs were rescued from a farm near Pyeongchang, thanks to a partnership between the Humane Society International, as well as the Rhode Island Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

“As part of our partnership with the Humane Society of the United States, we are emergency rescue partners,” RISPCA’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations Eric St. Peter previously told NBC 10 News. “That means in times of need, we have agreed to receive animals displaced due to disaster or animal cruelty investigations. This would often mean animals in the United States, but in this particular case, H.S.U.S and Humane Society International has asked us to help on an international level.”

The dogs will be available through the for adoption soon.

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