Heartwarming moment golden retrievers saved from slaughter meet new family

More than a dozen Golden Retrievers have been saved from almost-certain slaughter by kind-hearted volunteers.

Pups have been given a second chance at life after volunteers raised more than £38,700 to bring them to safety.

Now the furry playmates will be given a new home just days before Christmas.

And in heartwarming footage, the dogs meet their new families.

The pack of playful dogs were flown from China to Miami to meet their new families after being rescued from abuse.

A spokesperson for Golden Rescue South Florida said the four legged friends would have been butchered and sold as dog meat if they hadn’t have stepped in.

Now the pups will be taken in by a loving new home where they will be safe from the dangers they faced before.

Local families were eagerly awaiting the arrival of the pups who are being given a second chance after good Samaritans clubbed together to fly them from danger.

Excited dogs with tails wagging came out of the airport to meet their loving new owners in a touching moment caught on camera.

Families will take the pups in to their new forever home just in time for Christmas.

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The group raised $52,000 to save the dogs, Local10 reported.

It costs a staggering $2,600 per dog to fly them to the USA from China, meaning the group shelled out the equivalent of £38k for this round of dogs.

The nonprofit rescues retrievers from China along with Turkey and Puerto Rico and helps re-home them in the US.

Their website reads: "The good news and the bad. The good news….there are fewer and fewer Goldens needing rescue in the US.

"The bad news…the plight of Goldens around the world becomes more desperate every day.

"We were contacted by a rescue in China asking if we could help. Remember, they are not only neglected and abused. They are also butchered and eaten.

"So, our 'little' rescue has hiked up its 'big girl pants' and set out to rescue 20 Goldens by bringing them to the US. (SIC)."

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