No Dogs Left Behind (NDLB) is thrilled to announce its fifth and final transport of dog meat trade survivors of 2021 into Canada. This fifth flight includes 40 survivors from East Asia and they will arrive just in time to ring in the New Year!
These survivors will be welcomed into Toronto by the NDLB Team in Canada and their Canadian adopters. The dogs waiting to be united with their American adopters will either be moved to the NDLB Safe House or picked up by their Canadian fosters.
Today is a significant day for Jeffrey Beri, the Founder of No Dogs Left Behind. “We have successfully evacuated all of our adopted and sponsored survivors! It’s the best New Year’s gift I can give!” says Beri.
All of the dogs rescued have been pulled directly from slaughterhouses, wet markets and traffickers in East Asia. Many were rescued with their collars still on, a telltale sign that they were once beloved family pets that were stolen from their homes.
Rescue is just the first step in a long road to recovery. Once rescued, No Dogs Left Behind treats and rehabilitates these dog meat trade survivors and then finds them forever loving homes. “We are so incredibly grateful to our adopters and sponsors for their support. This has been an incredibly difficult year given the ongoing transport challenges imposed by the Covid pandemic, and then the ban on the importation of these dogs into the United States,” says Beri. Despite all of the obstacles, Beri has remained true to his word and has successfully transported all of the adopted and sponsored dogs to freedom.
Beri founded No Dogs Left Behind in 2016 with the mission to empty every slaughter cage in East Asia through its boots on the ground work with local activists and allies. In November 2021, they opened their first Safe House on Canadian soil in response to the U.S. ban on dogs from 113 countries.
No Dogs Left Behind works day in and day out to create a sustainable solution for animal welfare by working with the local community in East Asia. The mission extends beyond borders worldwide advocating for the creation and enforcement of animal welfare laws and raising awareness for a cruelty-free, sustainable world in which no animal is violated, exploited, tortured or slaughtered for commercial use or profit.
Urgent funds are needed to continue its fight on the front lines. Learn more about No Dogs Left Behind by visiting their website here or by following them on Facebook, Instagram and sharing their posts. You can also donate here to support their mission.
About No Dogs Left Behind: No Dogs Left Behind operates boots on the ground in East Asia, fighting on the frontlines to rescue dogs from the illegal dogmeat trade. We work hands-on with local activists through emergency response, pulling dogs directly from slaughterhouses, dogmeat trucks, wet markets and traffickers. Our mission extends beyond borders, advocating for the creation and enforcement of animal welfare laws, and raising awareness for a cruelty-free, sustainable world in which no animal is violated, exploited, tortured or slaughtered for commercial goods or profit. With nearly 500 survivors in our care, No Dogs Left Behind operates sanctuaries in Dayi and Gongyi in East Asia.
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