Her name is Sparkle. She is a victim of the dog meat trade. She was given the opportunity of a lifetime to come here to America to find a forever home, and generous sponsors came together and successfully raised the funds not only for her medical care but the final leg of her arduous journey, the best and last part of it – her flight home. Sparkle and another dog whom we call Astrid were posted in an online album of survivors of a dog meat trade raid. Both were doing very poorly at the government-run Khemmarat livestock shelter, as they were being severely persecuted by larger, aggressive dogs. Desperate pleas for help for the pair went out to the world at large, and they were answered. Beloved sweet little Sparkle was adopted by wonderful Gina and Eric in Illinois. Sparkle has come a long way from her original state.

You can read all of Sparkle’s long, arduous journey here.

  • Hometown Khemmarat, Thailand
  • Adopted by Gina & Eric Stern
  • Fostered by Soot Liang Woo
  • Dog Meat Trade Survivor