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After spending her life in a cage, packed alongside other dogs destined to be slaughtered and sold for their meat, one special survivor has a new lease on life and is learning, for the first time, that she can finally lay down to sleep.
Harriet was recently rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm and brought to Tampa Bay to learn what life as a dog is supposed to be like. After spending much of her 3-years of life packed inside a cage without room to lay down, Harriet had no choice but to sleep standing up.
But although she’s now free and has plenty of room to spread out and lay down, Harriet had to learn that she doesn’t have to sleep standing up.
A volunteer with the Humane Society of Tampa Bay spent an entire day with Harriet, showing her how to lay down to rest, relax, and sleep. Today, she finally knows how to lay down in her bed to sleep.
Harriet was one of 200 dogs rescued by Humane Society International from the Korean dog meat trade. Fourteen of those dogs were brought to Tampa Bay for care and eventual adoption to forever homes.