Simon Cowell is known for being a strict and exacting judge on several talent shows, but he is also a known dog lover. He supports many animal rescue organizations, donating large sums of money to finance their operations and helps deserving dogs find their own happily ever after. As most people who donate and help out, the act of giving is enough to make them happy. However, Simon recently got a bonus.
Good Morning Britain recently aired an episode featuring Simon and a surprise meetup with one of the dogs he unknowingly helped. In the recorded interview, they were discussing Simon’s donation when an adorable pup was brought up on stage. In an exciting twist of events, the reporter giving the interview ended up adopting the dog saved from an initiative made possible by Simon’s generosity.
Simon donated more than $32,000 to the International Humane Society in 2018. These enabled the organization to close down the operation of a dog meat farm in South Korea and save all the 200 canines in there. One of the dogs rescued from that farm was a Maltese mix who was eventually named Robin by his adoptive mom Philippa Tomson, the reporter who interviewed Simon on the morning show.
Everyone became emotional when Simon learned about Robin’s past. The famous TV personality sincerely commended Phillippa for adopting the pup who otherwise would have been in “someone else’s stomach.” He encouraged everyone to adopt dogs and shared his personal experience on how fulfilling life is if shared with them. Throughout the show, Robin sat happily on Simon’s arms.
The International Humane Society has already shut down at least 16 meat farms for dogs. A part of the process includes assisting farm owners in finding more humane and better jobs since most are eager to leave this cruel kind of work. However, there are millions of animals still in need of rescue, and you can be of help.
Those who give donations don’t really expect anything in return. But like Simon, knowing you made a difference even in just one dog’s life is an excellent source of joy.
'Without people like you, he'd basically be in someone's stomach.'
Dozens of dogs were saved from slaughter at a South Korean dog meat farm by a donation from @simoncowell.
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) July 16, 2020
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