CFAF's Rescue Stories

While we fight for a nationwide ban on the dog and cat meat trades, we always save those we can, ending the horror of these trades for those individuals here and now.

Here are some of their stories.

We found Bobby sitting in a wire cage in a busy dog meat market in North Sulawesi whilst we were conducting investigations in December 2017.


He was surrounded by scenes from a horror movie, and the terror in his eyes was haunting. We knew we couldn’t leave him. 

On one particular day, we were able to save two very special cats, who we later named ‘Tulip’ and ‘Daisy’, as the city had just finished celebrating their annual Flower Festival.


Despite the trauma they had endured as they sat in the market surrounded by the most gruesome of scenes, Tulip and Daisy are now recovering well at AFMI’s sanctuary and have become good friends. 

When we first saw Cempaka and Melati, they were sitting in wired cages, not knowing where to turn, the smell blood and burned hair filled the air.


They had endured so much, so when we had the chance to take them far, far away, we didn’t hesitate!...

After endless months of witnessing the cruelty and suffering, we had the opportunity to save one dog… A dog we named “Hero”.


As a “breed” dog, our undercover investigator took the opportunity to convince the trader that he wanted to take Hero, without blowing his cover. The trader accepted the offer, not realising that to us, Hero was priceless… but not because of his weight on the scales or because of his genetics… Simply because his life matters.


To us, Hero has came to symbolise hope for all those we are fighting for, and for those we were unable to save…

Lola and Ina were captured by dog meat traders in Sukabumi (West Java) whilst we were conducting our nationwide investigations in 2017.


There was a chance to save them, and that is one we always take!

And find out more about our very special Ambassador dog, Django, and his story from dog meat farm to family. 

Cinta was brutally captured by dog meat traders in Sukabumi whilst our team was there conducting investigations.


Cinta was destined to be sold to a dog slaughterhouse in Jakarta but we just couldn’t leave her.


We had the opportunity to save her and this is her story.

In March 2019, we returned to North Sulawesi’s cruel dog and cat meat markets with our wonderful Ambassador Peter Egan.


The visits were heartbreaking, as always, and never get any easier. And not being able to save all the dogs and cats who are in the most horrific of places and who have already endured so much cruelty as they await a brutal slaughter, is a haunting experience that stays with you for the rest of your life.


But we saved those we could, and on one of the days, we were able to save 4 dogs, including a beautiful puppy we named “Mars”.

During our investigations into Surabaya’s dog meat trade (Indonesia), we had the opportunity to save 3 beautiful souls who we named Ricky, Abbey and Gigi.

During our investigations into Solo’s cruel dog meat trade (Indonesia), we were able to rescue this sweet girl. We don’t know how she ended up at this slaughterhouse, whether she was stolen by, or sold to, the dog meat traders, but we knew we had to help her. We named her Belle.

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