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Collaborative Effort Saves Innocent Dogs From Certain Death

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Earlier this week, North Shore Animal League America assisted with an international rescue of two young adult dogs from Thailand.

Working in collaboration with The Soi Dog Foundation, an organization that helps the homeless, neglected and abused dogs of Thailand, while working to end the dog meat trade throughout the region, we were able to save the lives of Dezi and Desiree from certain death. Before being rescued, both dogs were living confined in a tightly packed cage with several other dogs, simply existing until the day came when they were slaughtered and traded as a commodity. Luckily for them, the Soi Dog Foundation and the world’s largest no-kill rescue and adoption organization came to their rescue.



“You can see small scars all over Desiree’s body and nose, likely from trying to escape a cage. With Dezi, you can see some of her teeth are pretty badly grinded down, probably from her biting at a cage,” said Chris Miller, Animal League America Medical Support Service Liaison. “It’s really sad, but these two girls are very sweet and just want love. They’ll adjust just fine once they realize they are safe and in good hands.”

Despite the horrific conditions from which both dogs were rescued, they arrived rather socialized and comfortable interacting with everyone they have met. Dezi, a Collie/Shepherd mix with a beautiful black coat, has a very curious, sweet personality, while Desiree, a Terrier mix, is a total love bug. Her super friendly demeanor and love of attention can be seen when she instantly rolls over on to her back for belly rubs when you start to scratch her head. While they may have different physical attributes and personalities, one thing these dogs do have in common is a resilient spirit.

North Shore Animal League America has rescued, nurtured and found responsible, loving homes for more than one million dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens. With the generous help of our loyal supporters, we can continue to rescue helpless animals, and take them out of harm’s way.  

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