The group has only just begun working with farmers in the country to transition away from slaughtering dogs - with the hope that millions of others, like the one pictured above, will do the same.
"Our objective is to have this be a permanent change in a cruel trade," O'Meara tells the Washington Post. "He is the first, and we're hoping [he is] a model example for others to follow. Offering him some assistance - that was something we were happy to do."
(Humane Society International)