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More Korean dogs to find refuge at Humane Animal Welfare Society in Waukesha

Posted: 2:19 PM, Feb 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-18 20:19:37Z
More Korean dogs to find refuge at HAWS in Waukesha.

WAUKESHA — Ever since the efforts to close South Korean dog meat farms began, nearly 1,800 dogs have been saved.

In the latest dog meat farm shutdown, nearly 200 dogs were rescued, and many were sent to the Midwest. Four adult dogs are scheduled to arrive Tuesday at the Humane Animal Welfare Society in Waukesha.

Once these dogs arrive, the number of rescued Korean dogs will surpass two dozen since July 2017.

“HAWS is surrounded by an amazing community that has opened their hearts and homes to animals in need — from many areas and from many different situations,” said Lynn Olenik, the HAWS executive director.

So far in South Korea, 14 dog meat farms have been shut down.