Hopi: From Meat Dog to Greet Dog
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From In Defense of Animals (IDA)
December 2013

Hopi was a meat dog, one of approximately 2 million dogs and cats who are slaughtered every year for food. IDA, along with CARE, rescued Hopi from a slaughterhouse in residential Seoul, along with the other seven condemned prisoners who were huddled together, on their last day.

At first he was afraid to the come out of the crate. Four days later he played with an assortment of toys and now carries stuffed animals around the house and out on his walks. Hopi, one of the most dapper-looking dogs ever to grace the earth, has started to give hugs again, something he learned when he was in CARE's shelter in Seoul, South Korea. His new foster home in Portland, Oregon, is a doggy play land, spilling over with toys, bones, games, agility exercises, beds, couches, heavenly treats. And he's got a new wardrobe of coats, raincoats, leg warmers, and booties tied tight against the Portland cold.

A wonderful walker and dazzling short sprinter, he is also a 95-pound lap dog. An ebullient companion with his foster female siblings Luna, his brindle double, Rosa, and brother Preston, they await his arrival from a walk and pounce upon him as they play the afternoon away. Once afraid of his own shadow, he now only fears the sound of a vacuum cleaner or a mixer. Nicknamed Hercules, he's learning English and delights in eating his meals sitting down.

Hopi was a meat dog, one of approximately 2 million dogs and cats who are slaughtered every year for food. IDA, along with CARE, rescued Hopi from a slaughterhouse in residential Seoul, along with the other seven condemned prisoners who were huddled together, on their last day.

Last night, fosters Anne and Julian hung up his own holiday stocking and, yes, put a reindeer hat on his head.

Hopi Korean meat dog


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