It was a hot summer day that I first saw Scarlet and Jimmy. They were two of 69 dogs in the Dangjin dog meat farm; Scarlett was locked in a filthy, rusty and cramped cage while Jimmy was tied to a cement block outside.
They were so skinny that even at a distance I could see their ribs and spine. They both had terrible skin troubles and their fur was matted and dirty. They constantly scratched themselves and couldn’t relax. The only reprieve they had from scratching was when I approached them to sooth them and pet them. They were so happy to see “a kind human”, something that they didn’t experience before.
They started barking and wagging their tails non stop. The scene brought tears to my eyes. Although they were treated so horribly by people, they still wanted to be around people and follow people. What other animals on earth are this loving?
Rescuing a dog from a dog farm is easy compared to the long process of taking care of them afterwards. Indeed, it is a lifetime commitment. In many cases, “unsuitable” dogs for adoption have been euthanized after they were rescued from a dog farm. We cannot blame them. It is a long and very costly process and not many people are able to carry this responsibility. But when we decided to shut down the dog farm and rescue the original 69 dogs (now 83 dogs – 14 new puppies were born), we made up our mind. We would never let any of the dogs get euthanized.
We desperately need your help to cover their vet bills and flight to Canada.
The total cost is $4,275 CAD
The transportation cost to bring them to Canada is – $2,089 CAD
- Flight (oversized) – $1,060 CAD
- Ground transportation and airport service – $560
- Boarding – $27 CAD
- Crates, water bottles – $230
- Quarantine (in Korea and Canada), vet certificates, and porter service – $212 CAD
Vet bills for Scarlet and Jimmy are $2,186 CAD
- Spay/neuter – $530 CAD
- Heartworms tests and Jimmy’s heartworm treatment – $728 CAD
- Skin treatments – $530 CAD
- Flea/tick prevention – $132 CAD
- Microchip and vaccinations – $ 266 CAD
Every little bit helps to bring these pups to Canada and the loving home they deserve!
- Update: Jimmy has been adopted by a wonderful couple in Vancouver. But we found very aggressive tomors on Scarlet. She is on treatments.