20 golden retrievers get rescued from meat markets in China, all get adopted to new homes
As many as twenty homeless golden retrievers were recently rescued from meat markets in China by a team committed to finding and rehoming abandoned dogs.
The best part is that all the retrievers have now found new homes in Palm Beach County.
Golden Rescue South Florida, a non-profit organisation, has been rescuing and finding new homes for retrievers and golden mixes since 2005.
In fifteen years, they have rescued more than 2,000 of them. On Sunday, they added 20 more successful rescues to their already impressive tally.
Golden Rescue usually operates only in South Florida. But last year, they expanded their efforts to rescue dogs from China.
The decision was made after the group saw the horrendous conditions in which golden retrievers were being kept in China.
Although there were several delays in the mission due to the pandemic and other things, the team was able to rescue 20 goldens from meat markets in China.
The dogs range from 1-8 years old and all have now been adopted to new homes in Palm Beach Gardens.
"With the help of the Taiwan [Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals], PETA, the China rescue that we’ve been working with, TCA, another organization in Chicago, we all came together and the dogs were fed, and they were given water and constantly 24-hour care while they were held up in their facility," rescue coordinator Kristine Minerva told WSVN.
The rescue was only possible after a center in China got in touch with Golden rescue. Just six months later, the rescue was complete.
The adopters had to wait for three months to finally meet their respective dogs at Lilac Street Dog Park.