Dozens of Chinese dogs destined for the dinner plate will be getting a new leash on life this week when they touch down in New York and meet their new forever families.
No Dogs Left Behind, a canine rescue organization that saves pups from China’s dog meat trade, will be transporting 88 hounds from Beijing to New York Friday where their new owners will be waiting for them at the airport.
“This by far is the largest transport that we have done,” Jeff Beri, the founder of the organization, told The Post, adding another 120-135 dogs are expected to come in early 2021.
“These dogs… are my heroes, the adopters are my heroes who’ve waited for their dogs for almost a year now and every dog that walks the streets is an ambassador for the cruelty-free movement that we’re fighting for.”
Tiziana Haug, a 42-year-old mom of two from Park Slope, is thrilled to welcome her miniature poodle named Scooby on Friday.
“It just feels good that we were able to save a life,” said Haug, a creative director.
“Especially for my daughter, this has been something she’s been looking forward to since May when we decided to adopt the dog. It’s been a daily topic for her, ‘when is Scooby coming? Can he come soon?’ The anticipation is big.”
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