MONTREAL, Oct. 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- HSI/Canada, together with our international affiliates, will rescue nearly 200 dogs from a horrendous dog meat farm in South Korea – Humane Society International’s 13th to date.

Rescuers and campaign experts are available for comment (email or call media contact below).

Media is invited to view the arrival of the rescued dogs at Pearson International Airport on October 11th, visit the rescued dogs at the HSI/Canada temporary shelter in Cambridge, Ontario on October 10th and 11th, and observe the arrival of 86 of the rescued dogs at our Montreal emergency shelter on October 12th.

WHAT:

  • Closure of a large scale dog meat farm in South Korea.
  • Arrival of rescued dogs at Pearson International Airport.
  • Arrival of rescued dogs at the HSI/Canada temporary shelter in Cambridge, Ontario.
  • Arrival of rescued dogs at the HSI/Canada emergency shelter in Montreal.

WHERE, WHEN:

  • Dog meat farm closure: Namyangju, South Korea. OCTOBER 4th TO 11th.
  • HSI/Canada temporary shelter, Cambridge, Ontario. OCTOBER 10th & 11th. Call media contact below to schedule an appointment.
  • Air Canada Cargo: 2580 Britannia Road East, Mississauga, Ont. L4W 2P7. *UPDATED DATE AND TIME* OCTOBER 11th, 8:30pm. Click here for the Google Map.
  • HSI/Canada Montreal emergency shelter: 7314 Mountain Sights Ave (south of Jean-Talon West), Montreal, Quebec H4P 2A6. Click here for the Google Map. OCTOBER 12th, evening (time TBC).

WHO: HSI/Canada rescue workers and campaign experts.

High-resolution photos and video are available here

Media Contact: Michael Bernard – c: 613-371-5170, email: mbernard@hsi.org

Humane Society International/Canada is a leading force for animal protection, with active programs in companion animals, wildlife and habitat protection, marine mammal preservation, farm animal welfare and animals in research. HSI/Canada is proud to be a part of Humane Society International which, together with its partners, constitutes one of the world's largest animal protection organizations. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty worldwide - on the Web at www.hsicanada.ca