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Saving dogs from the brink of death and finding them new homes in WNY

Posted at 2:00 PM, Jan 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-07 08:15:57-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — "The Silver Lining for Pit Bulls" is a dog rescue that looks to give dogs of all breeds a home.

"We take the otherwise unwanted and that has turned into a lot of different dogs" Founder Skye Lipton said.

They began just taking in pit bulls, but has become much more. A few years ago, Silver Lining began taking in dogs from over 6,000 miles away in South Korea, where they were to be sold in the Korean meat trade.

"It's horrifying in the way that they treat them and torture them, it's horrfying" Lipton said.

The dogs, which can be found on the Silver Lining Facebook page, have been through a lot. Some have lost limbs, others, intense trauma which requires a special owner.

"It's all about patience," Lipton said, "That's what you need to realize about it."

According to foster mom Amy Schultz, who adopted one of the Korean dogs, its the attention the dogs require that makes them so special.

"A family that adopts a Korean dog, that's in their soul forever," Schultz said, "That's their dog. They know that they have saved them."

Silver Lining currently has many dogs available for adoption, including multiple puppies from Korea.