Nearly a dozen dogs were destined to be dinner in South Korea, but they are now getting a second chance at life in Pittsburgh, thanks to the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team.
The rescuers have been flying back and forth to Washington D.C. all week, transporting more than 200 rescued animals to cities all over the country.
The dogs sent to Pittsburgh were a mix of adults and puppies. In South Korea, they were kept In deplorable conditions and would have eventually been slaughtered for the dog meat trade.
The dogs are being taken to a shelter for medical care before they can be put up for adoption.
The rescue team is hoping that this mission will bring about a lot more good.
“This will have an impact. They shut down about six of these facilities this last time, and more are coming in the future,” Jonathan Plesset, co-founder of the Pittsburgh Aviation Animal Rescue Team, said. “But we will get to a point one day where we’ll end this kind of archaic practice of eating animals for human consumption.”