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A group of 22 fortunate dogs, including 17 golden retrievers, two corgis, a French bulldog, a sheepdog, and a Malamute, were recently saved from dog meat farms by the nonprofit China Rescue Dogs. This organization is dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming dogs caught in the dog meat trade.

After rescuing the dogs from their grim situations, China Rescue Dogs provided each canine with veterinary care and a microchip and found them loving homes across the United States. Once medically cleared for travel, the dogs took a 12-hour flight from China to Los Angeles in late April.

WeatherTech Founder and CEO David MacNeil covered the flight costs for all 22 dogs. After watching a heart-wrenching video, MacNeil became passionate about helping canines in the dog meat trade. He said, “We have nothing but compassion for animals that were bred in inhumane circumstances for their meat, exist locked in horrific cages, and cannot help themselves as they suffer every day until they die.”

Upon arrival in California, the rescued dogs were welcomed by their excited new owners from various states, including Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Utah, and Virginia.

Jill Stewart, the co-founder of China Rescue Dogs, expressed her delight, saying, “We are delighted to have successfully brought these dogs over, assuring them love and safety for the rest of their lives.”

The organization is now raising funds for another rescue flight to save more dogs from the dog meat trade before the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, which takes place from June 26 to July 1. Despite the Chinese government’s efforts to crack down on the festival, it continues, with an estimated 50,000 dog deaths per day during the event.

Stewart stated, “It is especially important that we clear our shelters in China now — as far in advance of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival as possible — so we can rescue and protect more dogs from certain death. We want to fly at least another 50 dogs here in May.”

If you want to Support China Rescue Dogs in their mission to save these innocent animals, visit their website to learn more and Donate. By doing so, you will contribute to a world where these dogs can live happily and safely in loving homes.

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