The Virginia Beach SPCA will receive four dogs rescued from a South Korean dog meat farm on Thursday.
The dogs are from a group of 200 canines recovered by Humane Society International, and transferred to the society’s various emergency placement partners across the country, according to a VBSPCA Facebook post.
The dogs will be evaluated for medical and behavioral problems when they arrive at the Virginia Beach shelter, said VBSPCA spokeswoman Amanda Dunlap.
“These dogs are a really special case so they will be handled with special love and care,” she said. “They are very strictly assessed and treated during initial intake as other animals from hoarding or disaster cases.”
Many of the rescue dogs have lived their entire lives in meat farms without much human contact, but it’s not uncommon to find some that are former pets, Dunlap said.
“We approach every dog case by case,” she said. “Some of the dogs pulled from these farms were pets at one time, …