Maryland (March 20 – 24) – The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has asked long-time partner RedRover to assist in caring for 120 dogs relocated from a South Korean dog meat farm. Humane Society International/Korea has worked closely with dog meat farmers who want to leave the industry and help transition them to humane, alternative livelihoods through their Models for Change program.
RedRover is helping the HSUS tend to these dogs at their care and rehabilitation center in Maryland as the dogs await behavioral assessment and transport to shelter and rescue partners. RedRover Field Services and Community Programs Manager, Devon Krusko, is leading seven trained RedRover Responders volunteers to assist in these efforts.
“We are thankful we can help the Humane Society of the United States in caring for these dogs who were destined to be slaughtered,” said Krusko. “And we are grateful HSI/Korea’s Models for Change program has been successful in closing its 18th dog meat farm, resulting in thousands of dogs being saved.”
In its 36-year history, RedRover has responded to 257 natural disasters and other cruelty and neglect crises nationwide including Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina, Northern California wildfires, the removal of 4K beagles from a mass-breeding facility in Virginia, and many more.
Since 1987, RedRover has focused on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the human-animal bond through emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and humane education. RedRover is a founding member of the National Animal Rescue and Sheltering Coalition (NARSC), established after Hurricane Katrina’s devastating impact to more people and animals than any other storm in the history of the United States. RedRover has earned a coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. To learn how RedRover is creating a more compassionate world, visit RedRover.org.