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Placer SPCA to receive dogs rescued from South Korean meat farm

Dogs rescued from South Korea, where they had been raised for meat, will soon be available for adoption in Placer County.

Staff members from the Placer Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals will travel to San Francisco International Airport on Saturday to receive five or six dogs. The Humane Society International has shut down multiple dog meat farms to give these animal a second chance at life, according to a Placer SPCA news release.

The dogs scheduled to arrive are from a group of 103 adult dogs and puppies rescued from a dog meat farm in Chungcheongnam-do. As part of the plan, the farmer signed an agreement with the Humane Society International to stop raising dogs for meat and to move into crop farming. Humane Society International provided assistance to make the transition possible and will follow the farmer’s progress to ensure compliance.

The Placer SPCA will provide the care and treatment necessary to ready the dogs for adoption and make sure they are placed in good homes.

The Sacramento SPCA received 10 dogs through the program in March and most were available for adoption within a few days of their arrival.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy

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