45 dogs were saved just in time from the dog meat trade and have arrived at our Trauma Rehabilitation Centre

Friends of Humane Society International

Sunshine at our Trauma Rehabilitation Centre with one of our experts.
Photo by Lisa Tessier-Turcotte

In late September, 45 dogs were transported to our Trauma Rehabilitation Centre near Montreal, Québec. They were saved from a horrible fate, found tied up in a truck, destined for the dog meat trade in Indonesia.

Before arriving to Canada, as is protocol for our rescue missions, the 45 dogs were vaccinated against rabies and were quarantined in Indonesia. Upon their arrival, they were also quarantined, examined and tested by a dedicated medical team at our Trauma Rehabilitation Centre.

While these dogs faced the worst fate in Indonesia, their rescue is living proof that it is necessary and possible to allow responsible importation of dogs into Canada without compromising public safety.  


Dogs found in bags on their way to a slaughterhouse in Indonesia.

Dogs detained in Indonesia after being saved from the dog meat trade.

Rescued dogs being unloaded at the Trauma Rehabilitation Centre.