Rescue Groups Raising Funds to Fly Nearly 100 Dogs from China's Dog Meat Trade to Loving Homes

The company, which wishes to remain anonymous, has offered to charter a plane for the rescues and is only asking for the groups to cover the fuel price and several other expenses — a total of $260,000.

RAGOM and the other groups now have until early July to raise the money for the flight and have already accumulated $177,000 dollars in donations.

"This is an all or nothing fundraiser, which meach if we don't reach our $260,000 goal, we won't be able to charter the plane," Lake said of the importance behind raising this money by the deadline.

If the funds are raised, the plane will fly out to China in early July pick up close to 100 dogs, including numerous golden retrievers and small breed dogs, and fly them back to Chicago's O'Hare airport, where volunteers from each of the nine rescues will be waiting to pick up the pooches and drive them to foster homes around the country. Once the dogs are rested, comfortable, and healthy, they will be placed for adoption.

To help RAGOM and the other rescues reach their goal and save close to 100 canines in need, you can donate to the rescue fund at RAGOM's website.

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