LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A rescued golden retriever mix believed to have been raised for meat in South Korea and then discarded in the trash arrived at LAX on Saturday en route to her new home in Arizona.
Two-year-old ChiChi was found in a trash bag in South Korea, CBS Phoenix affiliate KTVK reported, and subsequently nursed back to health.READ MORE: Fire Guts Commercial Building In East LA
She was believed to have been hung upside down by her keepers overseas as she was prepared to be harvested for her meat.
ChiChi later underwent surgery to remove her damaged and infected paws.READ MORE: Mandatory Evacuations Remain For Palisades Fire; Investigators Continue Search For Suspected Arsonist
A family in Phoenix stepped forward to adopt her, and drove her to Arizona Saturday night following her brief layover in Los Angeles.