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.
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The rescue was coordinated in conjunction with Humane Society International.
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.