NEWARK, N.J. -- An unusually large group of puppies and dogs has a great and unconventional need right now.
They had been bred as food in East Asia, but were rescued last month. Now, after spending all of their lives in small cages, the dogs need space -- a lot of it-- in the New York metro area in order for them to be properly checked out and prepared to be adopted.
Specifically, the organization leading the re-introduction effort, Animal House Project, needs a 10,000 to 12,000 square foot space for the St. Bernards, labrador retrievers, golden retrievers, mastiffs and other dogs that will be flown into Newark Liberty International Airport starting late next month.
150 dogs rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea will be airlifted to Newark. When they arrive, they'll need to be seen by veterinarians and go through other entry processes that can take up to four weeks. They'll need a very large space in order to properly do that.
Anybody who may know of a large facility that may be available is encouraged to contact Animal House Project via their website, http://www.animalhouseproject.org.
Anybody interested in adopting a dog from the airlift or helping in their entry into the U.S. should contact the Humane Society International http://www.hsi.org.