This isn’t political action, but I know many people will want to support the cause. If you’re flying international, you can help a rescue dog get home by serving as an escort. More information here.
“Around the world, animal-welfare groups are rescuing dogs from dire situations: poisonings in Turks and Caicos; shootings in Turkey; the meat trade in South Korea; overcrowded shelters in Thailand. But in most cases, plucking them from imminent peril isn’t enough. Many cultures, such as those in Russia, Thailand and China, do not share Americans’ head-over-tail obsession with companion animals. Residents either let the dogs duke it out for survival in the urban wild or allow government officials to cram them into shelters with no release date. In countries with active adoptions, the ratio of stray dogs to available homes is out of whack.”