In May 2016, John Peaveler, an animal welfare consultant who works as a contractor for HSI, helped shut down the South Korean meat farm where Charley was being held. Peaveler then transported the dogs to the U.S. and Canada. The process, according to Peaveler, wasn't easy.
"We rescued them in batches," Peaveler told The Dodo. "You can only fit about 18 dogs on a plane, and that's if most of them are small, but many dogs are quite large. So one truck a day with 14 to 18 dogs on it to the airport, and back to the hotel to do the next batch. It's a very painstaking process."