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7 Dogs Destined for Korea’s Meat Market Take Their First Steps of Freedom in America

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Seven incredibly fortunate dogs were destined for the dog meat market in Korea when Aniband, an animal rescue based in Korea, saved their lives by sending them to America, where all seven found loving homes.

PAWsitive Channel, Aniband and Doggie Protective Services team up to bring an emotional story of seven dogs — each one of them was slated for death in the legal, dog meat market of South Korea.  

Some of the dogs were owner surrendered, abandoned, found as strays or were bred as meat. Aniband wants to bring to light this serious subject that not all Koreans agree with in hopes of putting an end to this trade.

Aniband paid for the freedom of almost all of the dogs featured in this video — some straight from the trucks headed to market. The dogs are then put into foster homes where they are provided a warm home and medical care. Once fit for travel, they are sent to America, where Doggie Protective Services, based in California, finds them a home. Each rescue is expensive from personnel, care, flight, etc. averaging thousands of dollars but both rescues will do whatever it takes to save a life.

Today, Aniband and Doggie Protect Services (DPS) continue their mission, even with limited resources. A freedom flight lands every month with dogs that would have otherwise died. To date, their efforts have saved a hundred dogs with hundreds more awaiting their first steps.

Aniband means – animals and humans are bonded together in one band.

About Us:

PAWsitive (@realpawsitive) is a YouTube channel that brings you original, inspirational, heartfelt animal stories filmed in and around Southern California. PAWsitive supports our local shelters, rescues, fosters and wildlife rescuers. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.  

Aniband is a non-profit animal rescue organization established in Seoul, Korea providing refuge to stray and unwanted companion animals. Find us on Facebook.

DPS (@DPSRescue) is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit animal rescue organization. We rescue, rehabilitate & rehome dogs (and even a few cats!) that have been neglected, abandoned or abused. Our animals live in foster homes initially and are physically and emotionally rehabilitated and then placed in permanent homes. Find them on Facebook and Twitter.

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