Dogs rescued from South Korean meat farm now in Brother Wolf Animal Rescue’s care

Press release from Brother Wolf Animal Rescue:

March 27, 2023 – For years, Asheville’s Brother Wolf Animal Rescue has proudly worked across county lines helping thousands of homeless animals within the Western North Carolina region. Today, the animal rescue organization steps onto the international stage by welcoming dogs who have been rescued from the horrors of a South Korean dog meat farm. 

Since 2015, members of Humane Society International (HSI) have been traveling to South Korea in the hopes of ending the consumption of dog meat by providing local farmers with practical tools to leave the industry. The dogs in Brother Wolf’s care come from HSI’s 18th dog farm closure made possible through their Models for Change program. 

“We’re honored to partner with Humane Society International on this rescue,” said Leah Craig Fieser, Executive Director of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. “These dogs have come from the worst kind of living conditions. We are so thankful that they are now safe with us and will get to experience the life every dog deserves – a life of care, kindness and joy.”

Despite the decreasing popularity of dog meat throughout South Korea, there are still about one million dogs confined in farms across the country who are experiencing daily neglect. 

Brother Wolf is asking for donations to support the medical treatment and daily care these dogs will require to recover and heal prior to adoption. As part of Brother Wolf’s Spring Match Challenge, a generous community member is matching all donations through the end of April up to $50,000. Households interested in fostering with Brother Wolf can learn more and sign up on their website When the dogs from South Korea are ready for adoption, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue will post them as available on their website.

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