Rescued from the South Korean Meat Trade
Still mind blowing that this could happen. Please help get this precious girl adopted!
Meet Cathie, our Point Pet of the Week, who was rescued from the South Korean meat trade. South Korea is the only country in the world known to solely raise dogs on intensive dog farming facilities to supply the demand for dog meat and associated products.
These dogs live in small, barren cages, exposed to all of the elements, given just enough food to survive. They are kept in crowded cages and many of Cathie's friends suffer from disease, injury, malnutrition and are the subject of terrible, daily neglect and, at times, direct cruelty.
The dog meat traders purchase dogs from these types of farms to sell to dog meat markets or restaurants.
The Humane Society International shut down the farm that Cathie was on and rescued her and all of her friends, so she has been given a new lease on life and the chance to learn to be a dog. The Emergency Placement Partner Program was able to get her safely to the Monmouth County SPCA where she has met some wonderful people who have been teaching her all about being a dog.
Cathie is now learning that human interaction can be a good thing and she is learning to trust her new human friends. She is about 1 1/2 years old and appears to be a Lab mix with a beautiful cream colored coat. She is a bit shy when meeting new people but is starting to learn that they are not so scary and often come with good treats!
Cathie has already learned that toys are pretty awesome, and squeaky toys are her favorite. Since Cathie is still learning how to be a dog, the simple every day things like walking on a leash are still very scary to her so she will need a very patient family who will continue to work with her so that she can understand what a leash is and why it goes around her next in order for her to go for a walk.
Cathie does get along with other dogs but also would be fine being the only dog in a home. She likes her crate because it makes her feel safe and protected, so she will definitely need an airline-type of crate in order to go to her new home.
If you are interested in meeting sweet Cathie, visit her at the Eatontown location of the MCSPCA, 260 Wall Street, Noon - 7 on Wednesdays through Fridays, and Noon - 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays (closed Mondays and Tuesdays). For more info call 732-542-4552, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Adoption counselors are standing by.