Marc Ching, a Los Angeles man, has rescued thousands of dogs from the Asian dog meat trade to date.
Those dogs – as well as those taken in by the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, Ching’s organization, for domestic abuse – are now looking for loving homes.
Many of the dogs are rescues from slaughterhouses and have suffered torture, from being boiled to beaten and hanged.
According to foundation Director Valarie Ianniello, 13 dogs from Cambodia have arrived at the foundation over the last three weeks. Ching, who has made seven trips to Asian countries like China, South Korea, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, launched The Compassion Project earlier this year in an effort to protest an annual dog meat festival in Yulin, China.
Ianniello said the adoption process involves a five-page application and home checks.
Ching also operates a pet food store called the Petstaurant. The foundation recently launched a crowdfunding effort to raise money to go toward the construction and renovation of a larger new home, just across the street from its current Sherman Oaks, California, location.
Visit animalhopeandwellness.org for more information on adoption.