From The Editor's Desk:
This story broke our hearts when we first saw and it through the compassion of actress Alyssa Milano and the SoCal Animal Rescue Bomi's life was spared.
In a press release it was noted that: "A Southern California animal rescue organization, The Fuzzy Pet Foundation – (TFPF), is flying a Jindo dog from Seoul, South Korea to Los Angeles, CA where she will be given a new lease on life.
Actress Alyssa Milano stepped in to cover the dog's entire flight cost.
Good Samaritans in South Korea named this dog, 'Bomi,' which is derived from the word "spring" in Korean. Bomi had been badly abused and neglected by her 'owners.' She had been raised for dog-meat slaughter. She had been tightly chained up to a metal pole and her body was covered with mange and open sores. It was also discovered that Bomi had been bred several times; her puppies were found completely frozen and dead in the dirt.
"For many months, TFPF worked hard to make arrangements for Bomi's rescue. We wanted to make sure we could provide Bomi with top-notch veterinary care, and secure her a lifelong home," says Sheila Choi, Founder and CEO of The Fuzzy Pet Foundation. "We wanted to have a proper plan in place so that we were not just naively flying an animal to a different country amid the animal overpopulation crisis happening everywhere in the world."
Bomi will soon be available for adoption. Inquiries can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I am thrilled to have brought Bomi to safety, and look forward to the day she finally gets adopted to a forever home," says actress Alyssa Milano. "My heart goes out to the countless other dogs and cats who are suffering from animal abuse, struggling to survive on the streets, or waiting in animal shelters for a quality home."