Humane Society of Midland County taking in dogs rescued from meat trade

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MIDLAND (WJRT) (2/15/2019) - The Humane Society of Midland County is seeking donations and families to adopt dogs rescued from the meat trade in South Korea.

The Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International are working to close down dog meat farms in South Korea. About five to 10 dogs from the farms are coming to Midland next week.

The dogs will come from the 14th meat farm to close. Humane Society International is working with the farmers to learn new skills so they can support their families without selling dog meat.

The Humane Society of Midland County is a privately funded nonprofit that doesn't receive any government funding. The group is part of a statewide network of shelters accepting transfers that other shelters don't have space to house.

The South Korean dogs will be arriving in Midland on Feb. 19 and should be available for the public to see on Feb. 20. Some may enter foster care to decompress and all will need time to acclimate to living indoors after they arrive.

Anyone interested in donations can mail them to or drop them off at 4371 E. Ashman St. in Midland. See Related Links on the right side or bottom of this story for information on adopting or fostering the dogs.

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