Dogs rescued from South Korean meat farm up for adoption in D.C. area

WASHINGTON — Some 23 dogs rescued from a dog meat farm in Seoul, South Korea and flown to the D.C. area this week are one step closer to finding homes.

The dogs, which were flown to the States by Humane Society International, have spent the week at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria to rest. The animals were examined to make sure they weren’t ill. From there, the dogs will be transferred to other shelters in hopes that they’ll eventually find permanent homes.

“We transfer animals locally on a regular basis to aid communities in the Washington D.C., Maryland and D.C. region that simply do not have the resources or adopters,” Tawny Hammond, executive director of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter, said in a statement. “This international effort mirrors what we are committed to locally and we can play a small part in aiding and shutting down a horrific practice.”

A regional group of six shelters: Animal Welfare League of Arlington, Fairfax County Animal Shelter, Loudoun County Animal Services, City of Manassas Animal Control and Adoption Shelter, the Washington Animal Rescue League and the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria are helping place the dogs.

The animals were transferred to various shelters on Friday.

The dogs will be available for adoption through the six regional shelters. Information on adoption can be found at the individual websites below.

Animal Welfare League of Arlington

Fairfax County Animal Shelter

Loudoun County Animal Services

City of Manassas Animal Control and Adoption Shelter

The Washington Animal Rescue League

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

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