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15 Dogs Arrive At Nassau Humane Society After Rescue From South Korean Meat Farm

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The Humane Society of the United States
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These dogs were rescued from a South Korean meat farm in February.

After almost being slaughtered by a South Korean meat farm, 15 dogs arrived safely at the Nassau Humane Society in Fernandina Beach on Monday morning. 

In February, 200 dogs were rescued by the Humane Society International in South Korea from a meat farm. On Friday, Christina Sutherin, Nassau Humane Society operations director, started her trip to Delaware, where the dogs have been kept since they were rescued. Sutherin arrived back in Fernandina Beach Monday at 8 a.m. with 15 dogs.

As WJCT News partner The Florida Times Union reported, eight of the dogs will stay in Fernandina Beach, while the other seven will be transferred to the Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League in West Palm Beach. 

All of the dogs have been tested and treated by the nonprofit, and will be examined again before they go up for adoption. The dogs are expected to be available for adoption next week.

The dogs were named  in honor of Independence Day: Eagle, Freedom, Hope, Liberty, Justice, Honor, Ellis and Francis. 

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Six of the 15 dogs rescued and brought to Nassau Humane Society Monday morning.

Featured in an update on Nassau Humane Society website, the nonprofit said, “We are thankful to be able to help make this impact and still have space to transfer more dogs from our surrounding county shelters this week as well.”

The Nassau Humane Society is accepting donations in all shapes and sizes to support current and future rescue missions. They are welcoming donations of hot dogs, spray cheese, toys, blankets, Amazon gift cards, cash donations and more. 

Donations are accepted by mail, in person or through the Nassau Humane Society's website. Dogs and cats currently available for adoption are also posted on the site.

Madison Roberts can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org or (904)358-6317.