Humane Society International/Canada

Humane Society International/Canada

December 22, 2016 08:37 ET

Media Advisory: Ten dogs rescued from Yulin dog meat festival arriving in Ottawa

Animals who escaped horrific fate set to find forever homes in Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 22, 2016) - Humane Society International/Canada is transporting 10 dogs, rescued from the cruel dog meat trade in China, to Ottawa where they will be sheltered by BARK, an all-breed, no-kill rescue organization. Ottawa media outlets are invited film and photograph the dogs as well as interview animal rescue and welfare experts on site.

WHO: HSI/Canada rescue workers and companion animal experts, and representatives from BARK Rescue.

WHAT: Media availability for dogs arriving in Ottawa. Animal rescue experts will be on-hand to answer questions.

WHERE: 2229 Braeside Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario, K1H 7J6.

WHEN: Friday December 23, 4 p.m. EST.

Please click here to download photos and video of the dogs; email or call media contact below for interview request and/or further information.

Established in September 2001, the Bytown Association for Rescued Kanines (BARK) is an all breed "no kill" rescue organization based in Ottawa. BARK is a registered charity comprised primarily of dedicated and experienced volunteers.

Humane Society International/Canada is a leading force for animal protection, with active programs in companion animals, wildlife and habitat protection, marine mammal preservation, farm animal welfare and animals in research. HSI/Canada is proud to be a part of Humane Society International, which, together with its partners, constitutes one of the world's largest animal protection organizations. Celebrating animals and confronting cruelty worldwide - on the Web at

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