Thirty dogs that were living in a South Korean dog meat farm have been rescued by the San Diego Humane Society.
The 21 dogs and nine puppies; which are a variety of breeds, including huskies, golden retrievers and tosas; will be taken in by the local humane society.
The dogs were living in filthy, cramped cages in Korea, and a local team of animal welfare professionals coordinated their rescue.
They were taken from Korea to San Francisco and will be at the local shelter on Thursday, according to a news release from the San Diego Humane Society.
The rescue was coordinated in conjunction with Humane Society International.
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Many of the dogs suffer from diseases and malnutrition and most have been subject to animal cruelty, the humane society said.
The dogs and puppies, all under 2 years old, will be medically treated over the next two weeks before they can be adopted.