CARY, NC (WNCN) - Traveling from across the world, more than 30 dogs are now calling North Carolina home.

The dogs were driven to Cary Saturday morning, their final leg of the trip from South Korea.

The dogs were being raised on a 'dog farm' until organizers with Human Society International and a Maryland shelter stepped in.

“The dog meat trade is just outrageous. These animals live in barren cages. They’re just like the animals in our homes and we’ve got to stop this trade. By bringing them into North Carolina we’re increasing the awareness globally that this has just got to stop,” said Kelly O’Meara with Humane Society International.

If you are interested in taking a pup home they will be taken to several no-kill shelters in the area and ready for adoption.

They will be in the following shelters:

  • Cashiers Highlands Humane Society, 200 Gable St, Cashiers, NC 28717. Contact: David Stroud:, 828-399-1609 (10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3)
  • Paws of Bryson City, 57 Lemons Branch Rd, Bryson City, NC 28713. Contact: Beth Cline,, 828-421-7434. (10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3)
  • Moore Humane Society, 5355 NC Highway 22, Carthage, NC 28327. Contact: Corky Kern,, 910-315-1801 (Noon. Monday, Oct. 3)
  • Outer Banks SPCA, 1031 Driftwood Dr, Manteo, NC 27954. For estimated arrival time and more information, please contact John Graves,, 252-475-0233
  • Watauga Humane Society, 312 Paws Way, Boone, NC 28607. For estimated arrival time and more information, please contact Laurie Vierheller,, 828-264-7865
  • One dog will also be taken to Pawfect Match Rescue & Rehabilitation.