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Dogs rescued from dog meat farm in South Korea end up in Colorado

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- It was about the worst place to be for Romeo the chow mix.  Living in filthy, cramped cages, exposed to the elements, half starving, neglected and abused.  If that wasn’t enough, Romeo eventually would have been dinner for somebody.

Romeo and 249 other very lucky dogs were rescued from a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea. The Humane Society International has been working with dog meat farmers who were willing to transition to other ways to make a living.

Ten of the dogs, including Romeo, wound up at the Larimer Humane Society in Fort Collins. In the upcoming weeks, the dogs will be cleaned, treated, socialized and evaluated for eventual adoption.

Watching Romeo the chow mix basking in the warm Colorado sun, a galaxy away from the hellish life he escaped, you can almost see that he knows he’s a lucky dog.

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