Toronto Humane Society helps rescue 10 dogs 
from China’s dog meat market

A group of 10 dogs in China were facing a long nightmare of abuse, torture, and eventual slaughter.


But thanks to the efforts of the Toronto Humane Society, and partner organizations, they were rescued and are now at the Toronto Humane Society where they’ll soon be looking for new forever homes! 


According to AnimalsAsia, an animal rights group based out of Hong Kong, “it's estimated that in China alone, 10 million dogs and 4 million cats, are slaughtered for the dog meat trade each year.” Often stolen from their families in China’s large, bustling cities, these dogs are transported in unspeakably horrendous conditions without food or water, and brought to dog meat markets where they are butchered or, sometimes, even skinned alive.

It’s for that reason that the Toronto Humane Society could not be happier bringing in these 10 beautiful dogs. We look forward to continued work with our partners as we do our part in combating this terrible trade.


They arrived on Monday evening, after a long, exhausting plane ride from China. All of them are so friendly, loving, and playful, all despite their harrowing journey.


Please note, they aren't quite ready for adoption yet, but please monitor our website to see when they become available!