Halfway through the operation, the farmer, a lean 39-year-old man, wandered in. Guard dogs, ones he had become attached to and kept, jumped up on him wagging their tails. The owner first reached out to HSI after hearing about its program in Korea through a former dog farmer. In return for closing down the farm and giving up all the dogs for adoption, he will be provided with financial support necessary to settle into a new profession. The exact sum agreed in individual contracts is not disclosed but ranges from $2,000 to $60,000 depending on the size of the farm, according to HSI.