Two pups that were rescued from a slaughterhouse in China are on their way to finding a new home in Canada.
Leslie Free, a spokesperson from Embrace A Discarded Animal Society told the Vancouver Sun that the small dogs arrived last weekend in Vancouver after they were vaccinated and dewormed in China.
“It’s a private rescue led by a young Chinese lady. That rescue sponsored the flight,” she said.
Free added there’s a shortage of small dogs in Vancouver for rescue, so saving dogs in other locations helps fill the gap.
Her B.C-based organization has existed since 2012 and primarily focuses on the rescue, transport and placement of small breed dogs from California. Recently the group started to rescue cats as well.
The organization notes that approximately 200,000 dogs are euthanized each year in California alone.
The dogs from China are currently in foster homes, but might be held at an adoption event in Abbotsford B.C., this week, Free said.
“They are delightful and seem not to have seen too much trauma. They are very friendly and love to cuddle,” she said. “I’m getting daily reports from the foster parents.”