Simon Cowell donated almost $50,000 to save doggos in South Korea

scandal 28/09/2018

Most of us think of Simon Cowell as the cold-hearted X-Factor and American Idol, but in real life he's actually super loving. 

This week he donated £25,000 - equivalent to almost $50,000 - to animal protection charity Humane Society International (HSI) to save dogs from being farmed in South Korea. 

Thanks to Simon, more than 200 dogs and puppies bred for farming will be saved, as HSI posted on Twitter:

Simon has been a long supporter of animal protection charities, and owns three Yorkshire Terriers himself - Squiddly, Diddly and Freddy. Very different to the persona he portrays on TV. 

HSI have permanently shut down 12 dog farms to date, saving nearly 1,400 dogs, but they say there are still thousands of factory farms breeding millions of dogs a year. 

An animal rescue team will be flying out to rescue the dogs next week, where they'll be sent to the US, Canada, the UK and the Netherlands to be rehomed. 

HSI UK's executive director, Claire Bass, says "These poor dogs have had the worst lives so far, so we're desperate to get them out of those dreadful cages and show them love, soft beds and loving arms for the first time in their lives."

Nawwww, we're so happy these little doggys are getting a second chance <3