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Spared from Asian Dog Meat Trade, Dixie to Arrive from Thailand Saturday, August 27

When a call went out to help the SOI or “street dogs” of Thailand, Kent Animal Shelter was there to help.

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Photo by: Kent Animal Shelter.

Calverton, NY - August 23, 2016 - When a call went out to help the SOI or “street dogs” of Thailand, Kent Animal Shelter was there to help. Dixie will arrive at the Kent Animal Shelter on Saturday, August 27, where she will receive food, shelter, veterinary care, and lots of love until she is adopted.

Every year tens of thousands of dogs are inhumanely transported from Thailand to neighboring countries where they are butchered by cruel and barbaric methods for the dog meat trade. The conditions under which the dogs are transported and slaughtered are inhumane and many die from suffocation long before they reach neighboring countries. In reality these are the lucky ones.

“Our concern for pets in crisis knows no boundaries, and we’re going to help animals around the world in any way we can and change their lives forever,” said Pamela Green, Executive Director of the Kent Animal Shelter. “The inhumane practices of the dog meat trade in Asia are heinous, and it’s got to stop.”

Pictured is Dixie.

Soi Dog Foundation is a not-for- profit, legally registered charitable organization in Thailand, the United States, Australia, the UK, France, Canada and Holland that helps the homeless, neglected and abused dogs and cats of Asia, works to end the dog meat trade throughout the region, and responds to animal welfare disasters and emergencies.

The Soi Dog Foundation and the Thai government are actively working to end this appalling practice. In the meantime, these dogs are spared a horrific fate and transported to various locations where they are safe and have a chance to live a good life without the threat of torture and death.

Dixie is one of SOI Dog’s rescues. On Saturday, August 27th, she will arrive at the Kent Animal Shelter where she will be given food, shelter and any medical care that she may need as she waits for a forever home. Dixie has never had a home but we are about to change all of that.

Kent Animal Shelter is an award-winning 501(C)3 private not-for-profit organization that was established in 1968 as a no-kill haven for abandoned, neglected or abused animals. More information about Kent Animal Shelter is available at

For more information about the SOI Dog Foundation, please visit