Dog’s Shadow, Falcon and Maximoff enjoy their first walk on a beach by Tears staff in Cape Town in South Africa.

From Cage to Cape Town 

Could you be their forever home? 

19.1.2024

Our FOUR PAWS team on the ground in Cambodia together with the Siem Reap Provincial Department of Agriculture in collaboration with the Provincial Commissioner of Police intercepted 61 dogs in 2021 who were destined for a slaughterhouse in Kampong Cham. This first government-led interception came after the banning of dog meat in July 2020.

Following the interception, all the dogs were immediately removed from the overcrowded cages and released into a small holding area. FOUR PAWS teamed up with local organisations ‘Paw Patrol Cambodia’ and ‘Animal Rescue Cambodia’ to provide emergency feeding and medication for the 61 rescued dogs.

After various adoption campaigns in Cambodia and other countries where FOUR PAWS operates, there are five remaining dogs who need to find their forever families.

In collaboration with TEARS Animal Rescue, the five dogs all rescued from the dog meat trade are flying from Cambodia to Cape Town, South Africa where TEARS will facilitate the adoptions. Scroll through the below and meet Gamora, Maximoff, Falcon, Shadow and Drax.

Dog Falcon, rescued from a dog meat slaughterhouse in Siem Reap, Cambodia

MEET FALCON

A medium-sized mixed breed with a sleek and shiny tan coat, rescued from the dog meat trade in Cambodia by Four Paws. This sensitive soul may initially be coy and shy, but once you’ve gained her trust, you’ll have a friend for life. Falcon relies on other dogs for confidence and would thrive with a canine companion to show her the ropes. She enjoys the company of other dogs, walks well on a leash and loves playtime. Alert and protective, Falcon is good with kids and is looking for a seasoned dog owner who can help her overcome her fears and gain confidence.If you’re ready to be the hero in Falcon’s rags-to-riches fairy-tale story, she’s patiently waiting to meet you.

Complete an online Adoption Application and one of TEARS Kennel Crew will be in touch to arrange the next step to get me home to you.

Dog Drax, rescued from a dog meat slaughterhouse in Siem Reap, Cambodia

MEET DRAX

Meet Drax, a handsome mixed breed with a sleek, rich tan coloured coat, a slender build, pointy ears and deep, endearing eyes. Reserved and curious around new people and situations, Drax warms up once you win him over, revealing his affectionate and curious side, greeting friends with a big grin and outstretched paw. He forms close bonds with his humans, is obedient and enjoys training sessions. Playful, intelligent and protective, Drax is naturally gentle and quiet, enjoying his own space. He gets along well with easy-going canine friends who don’t take life too seriously. Drax lights up when he sees walking gear – this boy takes great delight in going for walks and exploring his surroundings. If you’re looking for a dog with huge soul dog potential – look no further than Drax. He’s sure to melt your heart. 

Complete an online Adoption Application and one of TEARS Kennel Crew will be in touch to arrange the next step to get me home to you.
 

Dog Shadow, rescued from a dog meat slaughterhouse in Siem Reap, Cambodia

MEET SHADOW 

A stunning mixed breed girl with a cream-sable coloured coat and a heart full of love. Despite her challenging past, Shadow is a loving and sweet-natured girl. Initially bashful and coy, she quickly warms up to new people and reveals her silly, goofy side. Comical and playful, Shadow relies on other dogs for confidence and would thrive with a canine friend to show her the ropes. She enjoys playing with toys, going for walks and is good with kids. She has passed a cat assessment and could share her new family with a confident feline friend. If you’re ready to welcome this resilient sweetheart into your home, Shadow is waiting to steal your heart.

Complete an online Adoption Application and one of TEARS Kennel Crew will be in touch to arrange the next step to get me home to you.
 

From Cage to Cape Town | Dog Gamora

MEET GAMORA - ADOPTED

 This sweet girl is a bundle of love and affection, wrapped in a soft, golden coat and sealed with a wet nose and wagging tail! Initially reserved and curious around new people and situations, Gamora warms up once she’s won over and forming close bonds with her humans. She’s eager to please, seeking out attention and affection. Gamora enjoys going for walks, walks well on a leash and she loves playing fetch. Gamora would prefer to be your one true love and the sole recipient of your love at home, but she is good at meeting other easy-going dogs when out and about on walks. Gamora is ready to fill your life with love and joy.

 

Dog Maximoff, rescued from a dog meat slaughterhouse in Siem Reap, Cambodia

MEET MAXIMOFF - ADOPTED

A delightful Shiba Inu mix with a rich tan coat as soft as velvet. Maximoff is a charming and cheerful companion who adores people. He delights in cuddling, scratches and giving little kisses in return. Comical and animated, this dapper debonair enjoys walks, playtime, cuddles and treats. He’s great with kids and other dogs, eager to bring love and joy into your home. If you’re looking for a loving and loyal companion to brighten your days, Maximoff is waiting to apply for the position.

Complete an online Adoption Application and one of TEARS Kennel Crew will be in touch to arrange the next step to get me home to you.
 

While this may not be the end of the dog and cat meat trade problem in Asia, the work being done is a vital component in our approach to combatting it.

This work would also not be possible without our vast network of shelter and project partners in Southeast Asia offering veterinary assistance, care, housing, public outreach, community education and advocacy. In Cambodia, our charity partners’, Paw Patrol Cambodia’ and Animal Rescue Cambodia, provides rescue support and a safe facility where many of our meat trade survivors receive possibly their first gentle touch and affection from a human, first bath and first vet check. And not to forget – all of our supporters who make this possible. With your help, we will continue our journey for an end to this brutal trade.

Dog Daisy who was saved from a slaughterhouse

END THE DOG AND CAT MEAT TRADE


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