Florence the dog spent the majority of her life confined to a tiny cage on a dog meat farm in Wonju, South Korea. The cage was so small, that she had no space to move around. This caused her to have severely deformed back legs.
Florence’s future was bleak, as her sole purpose for living was to be killed and eaten. But thankfully someone discovered her and decided that they needed to change her horrible fate and give her a new one.
Florence was eventually rescued by Humane Society International and brought to the United States this past March. Once she arrived, she was taken in by the Humane Society of Central Oregon (HSCO), along with 16 other dogs from the meat market.
Due to her deformed legs, she was unable to walk properly and needed surgery in order to have a chance at a normal life. Volunteers carried her inside so that she wouldn’t have to hobble in pain.
Aside from her bad legs, she was also very malnourished and was terrified of everyone. She wouldn’t even eat the dog food she was offered. Staff knew they had to find a way to gain her trust so that they’d be able to help her.
Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.
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