Seven dogs about to be slaughtered have been saved by the Animal Kingdom Foundation (AKF) and members of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) inside the house of a dog butcher in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija.
Arrested was Danilo Gallardo, an owner of a local eatery which serves dog meat.
According to AKF, Gallardo kills the dogs in a makeshift slaughterhouse inside his home and sells the dog meat to his patrons.
The rescued dogs were found inside plastic sacks in his kitchen and were about to be killed when the raiding team entered the premises.
AKF added that instead of keeping the animals inside a cage, Gallardo ties them on the posts of his house to make it appear as if they are his pets and avoid suspicion.
The rescued animals will be rehabilitated to become candidates for rehoming.
In a Facebook post, AKF called to the public for help as they are currently searching for sponsors for the dogs.