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A dog seen chained in viral photo from South Korea is finding a home in the US

A South Korean dog seen chained so tightly he could barely move in heartbreaking viral photos has found a new home in the US.

Saved from a likely carnage last year, Kola was greeted by his new owners, a Virginia couple, at JFK Airport on Monday.

Azadeh Rahmani and her husband Farzad Seihoun found Kola through Jindo Love Rescue and In Defense of Animals who are trying to save dogs from the meat trade and give them homes in North America.

“Looking through her photos I felt a connection to Kola, I could see in his eyes that he really wanted to be part of a family,” Rahmani said in a statement.

“Every dog ​​deserves love, a good home, and having all of their needs met. And I hope Kola will be an example of resilience and spirit in the face of adversity.”

Rahmani, Seihoun and another rescue dog they own met Kola when the lucky pooch, from Incheon, South Korea, was going through customs.

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Kola was seen chained in a backyard, presumably waiting to be slaughtered.
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Kola with other smaller, white dogs behind dog fence.
Kola met his new owners at JFK Airport on Monday.
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Kola wears a headscarf.
The dog’s original owner didn’t want to part with Kola at first, but ultimately did so for a price.
In Defense of the Animals/Jindo Love Rescue

Sad pictures showing an emaciated-looking Kola being chained up by its former owner went viral in January 2021, but the owner wasn’t about to part with the dog when Jindo Love Rescue stepped in. Kola had apparently spent most of his life chained, with no shelter and little access to food, activists said.

The dog’s previous owner planned to raise the pup as a hunting dog, but Kola was kept in such poor condition that activists believed he “most likely had been slaughtered for meat,” said Alicia Graef of In Defense of Animals.

The owner eventually agreed to part with the dog – for a price – and many potential adoptive families have expressed interest, Graef told The Post.

“I definitely think the backstory helped a lot and he’s definitely a cute looking dog,” she said.

https://nypost.com/2022/04/19/dog-seen-chained-in-viral-photo-from-south-korea-finds-a-home-in-us/ A dog seen chained in viral photo from South Korea is finding a home in the US

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