Scarlet was among the 69 dogs who were rescued from the Dangjin dog meat farm in 2018. She was found in a filthy, rusted cage by herself with patches of fur, itchy skin, and had obviously had a litter not long ago, although they were nowhere to be found on the farm.
As commonly practiced, she was likely used to breed puppies to be sold to dog meat buyers who specifically preferred puppies and young dogs. Although there was chaos all around, Scarlet was calm and friendly when rescuers approached her with a quiet optimism.
Medical treatment was promptly provided for her skin issues, and a thorough exam was completed to ensure she was medically able to undergo her spay surgery. It was then it was discovered Scarlet had a number of lumps in her abdomen, and upon further follow up, also seemed to be multiplying. Lab samples confirmed this to be a number of malignant tumors. In January 2019, Scarlet underwent surgery to have the tumors removed and fought the cancer for the next year.
A year later, in January 2020, Scarlet began to truly shine as she regained her energy and appetite. She began running around playing with the other dogs in the boarding house, and would break into zoomies in her excitement. She is still as sweet as the day we met her, loving her human companions, dog friends, and life. She is affectionate, gentle, loyal, and a bundle of joy.
She recently completed her CT scan, which confirmed she was officially cancer free and a survivor! After a long journey, Scarlet is now ready for a new chapter in her life. She will be the 46th dog from the Dangjin dog meat farm to find her forever home and happily ever after.
Written by Sara Liao, Board of Director & Adoption Manager