HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. - Six dogs rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm will be put up for adoption in Tampa on Friday.
Billy, Banjo, Bambi, Alphie, Jenna and Zoe are six of the fourteen rescued dogs that the Humane Society of Tampa Bay (HSTB) took in. The shelter is one of eighteen in the country helping to find homes for 200 hundreds dogs and puppies rescued from the meat farm.
According to Humane Society International, the organization that performed the rescue, most people in South Korea do not eat dog meat regularly as dog is becoming an increasingly unpopular food with younger generations.
Over the past two years, HSI has helped to rescue 770 dogs from South Korea meat farms. The group is also trying to end the dog meat trade in China, Vietnam and Indonesia.
The six dogs that will be up for adoption on Friday has specific needs and require a level of care that may be too much for some families.
Adoptions will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 12:00 p.m. at the Humane Society's Shelter at 3607 N. Armenia Avenue. Workers will not put any of the animals on hold or accept online or phone adoptions.
The HSTB says its trained employees will use their discretion whether a potential adoptee will be approved or denied as their job is to find the right home for the six rescued dogs.
If you are unable to adopt a rescued dog, the shelter hopes you will consider adopting one of the other dogs, cats, rabbits or pocket pets who are seeking a fur-ever home. All adoptable pets are viewable at humanesocietytampa.org/available-pets.
The cost to adopt a puppy under 4 months of age is $195. All other dogs cost $95. The price includes spaying or neutering, deworming and vaccinations.
The adoption shelter at the Humane Society of Tampa Bay is open 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends.