Dogs Once Destined for Slaughter on South Korean Dog Meat Farm Now Safe with Black Dog Animal Rescue

 Black Dog Animal Rescue’s Director of Operations, Emilee Intlekofer, helps socialize the rescued dogs by observing them in a calming manner.

Black Dog Animal Rescue’s Director of Operations, Emilee Intlekofer, helps socialize the rescued dogs by observing them in a calming manner.

CHEYENNE, WY. (May 6, 2016) – Black Dog Animal Rescue (BDAR) partnered with the Larimer Humane Society to find loving homes for two dogs once headed to slaughter. The dogs that arrived at BDAR are part of a group of 250 dogs and puppies rescued by Humane Society International (HSI)’s Animal Rescue Team from a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea. These dogs have been living in filthy, cramped cages exposed to the elements and given only enough food to survive. Many suffer from disease, injury, malnutrition and were subject to terrible, daily neglect and cruelty. The dogs accepted into the BDAR program are an adult female Husky mix and a young male Mastiff.

They will receive a full medical and behavioral evaluation. Before being made available for adoption the dogs will be treated for any medical issues and begin any necessary behavior modification to help socialize them. The dogs are currently in foster care and will be only made available for adoption when they are cleared for intergration into a new home.

“We are extremely grateful to the continued support from the Wyoming community for our mission. We are acutely aware of the fact that we would not be here, and would be unable to afford so many animals a second chance at a great life, without the financial contributions and goodwill of people throughout the state,” said Britney Wallesch, Executive Director of BDAR. “While the story of these dogs is a fascinating one that we are so grateful to be a part of, we also have many animals in our program that are currently looking for their new homes.” 

Black Dog Animal Rescue is Wyoming’s largest rescue. The mission of BDAR is to provide homeless animals across Wyoming with guaranteed safe and secure placement, promote the use of proven life-saving programs in our communities, and advocate for animal welfare. To learn more about BDAR and see the list of adoptable pets, visit bdar.org.

 Norman (brown mastiff) and Tamela (tan husky mix) check out the play area at BDAR.

Norman (brown mastiff) and Tamela (tan husky mix) check out the play area at BDAR.