We flew nine dogs home for the holidays
On Giving Tuesday 2022, we raised money to fly 9 survivors of the dog and cat meat trade from Cambodia to the United States to find their forever homes
In February of 2021, FOUR PAWS aided the Cambodian authorities with the interception of 61 dogs who were bound for certain death, our 9 superhero dogs amongst them. The province of Siem Reap, Cambodia had passed a law banning the dog meat trade in July of 2020, so the illegal traffickers were arrested, and the 61 dogs were taken into FOUR PAWS’ care.
The poor dogs were crammed into just 6 cages, and their bodies were so tangled together that it was difficult to tell which foot belonged to which dog; they were intertwined in what seemed to be a desperate ball of animals. We freed the dogs from their cages, careful not to injure or scare the animals any more than they already had been. It became clear that dogs were dehydrated and hadn’t eaten for days, so we immediately provided food and water for them and brought them somewhere safe.
Thanks to your support, we were able to build a new facility in Cambodia where our devoted staff have housed, fed, and cared for these #SlaughterhouseSurvivors. While many of the 61 dogs have found loving homes in Cambodia, several are still searching for their perfect family, and 9 lucky dogs are made the journey to the US to start their new lives.
Update: January 2023
All 9 dogs arrived in the U.S. safe and sound! After having a bit of time to adjust to their new surroundings, the dogs are now up for adoption at our shelter partner The Barking Lot in Ramona, CA. If you are interested in meeting one of the dogs and making them a part of your family, please fill in an adoption application on The Barking Lot's website.