Dogs Rescued from South Korean Dog Meat Farm Safe in SF

SF SPCA Shelter Manager, Marti Watts with South Korean rescued dogFifty seven dogs rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea by Humane Society International (HSI) began arriving at the San Francisco SPCA on March 16 on their way to new lives. Read the press release.

Please help us provide for the these dogs as we care for their medical and emotional needs.

Fifteen of these dogs will be available through our adoption program, and the rest have been transferred to three other shelters: East Bay SPCA, Marin Humane Society, and Sacramento SPCA. We have received hundreds of inquiries about the dogs and are so pleased with this compassionate response to their plight. Our veterinary and behavior professionals are working hard to prepare these dogs for adoption, and each of them will become available over the next few weeks. As soon as they are eligible for adoption, they will appear on our website.You are welcome to visit our Mission or Pacific Heights campus adoption centers to see all of our wonderful dogs looking for homes.

We’re not currently looking for foster homes for the Korea dogs. If that changes, we’ll update this page. If you’re interested in becoming a general foster volunteer, please visit

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Watch the HSI video about the rescue.