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Four dogs rescued from being eaten arrive in Tallahassee

Posted at 6:15 AM, Jul 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-31 02:28:13-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Four dogs rescued from a foreign country are now calling the Capital City home.

The animals were part of nearly 150 that were brought to the U.S. by Humane Society International.

Officials say the dogs were set to be killed and eaten at a yearly festival in South Korea.

This is the ninth time the humane society has rescued dogs from the country.

In all, nearly 1,000 animals have been saved.

"The reason we did this is not only for these four dogs coming from this farm but for other dogs as well," Executive Director Lisa Glunt said. "These dogs will act as ambassadors to see that when working with reputable groups over seas we can get these dogs over, get them over here safely and re-home them and make it a positive thing."

Local officials say the four dogs in Tallahassee are now being treated for malnutrition.

They hope to be able to put them up for adoption in the coming months.

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