A dozen dogs that were living in miserable conditions at a South Korean farm that raises them for meat have a much brighter future after arriving in Boise on Friday. They all came on a plane piloted by Dr. Peter E. Rork, president of Wyoming-based Dog Is My Copilot Inc.
“Today’s flight came off without a hitch,” said Rork, who brought the dogs in from San Francisco.
“These are breeds that in general are very smart, very active, can be kind of independent, but are very loyal to their people,” said Allison Maier, a spokeswoman for the Idaho Humane Society. “We’ve gotten some behavior notes from the rescuers with Humane Society International, but we’ll be doing our own extensive evaluations.”
They’ll be up for adoption in several weeks to a month. They were all vaccinated, received health certificates and were quarantined for 30 days before they were brought to the United States.
“We still want to quarantine them and keep them away from the population, and do our own extensive health checks,” Maier said.
The Idaho Humane Society regularly helps dogs from all over the state and beyond. In 2017 alone, it has transferred in more than 860 animals from other organizations.