Nearly five dozen dogs and puppies rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea were shipped to San Francisco this week and will be available for adoption.
The 57 dogs -- beagles, poodles, Korean jindos and other breeds -- arrived Monday in San Francisco and will be housed at four shelters in Northern California, according to Humane Society International.
"These incredible animals have survived unthinkable conditions and suffering as part of the dog meat industry," Jennifer Chung, board member of the San Francisco SPCA, said in statement. "They deserve to spend the rest of their lives in loving homes."
The humane society worked with the South Korean farmer to permanently close the dog meat farm and instead take up crop farming.
The dogs were kept in small, dirty cages, which were crowded and exposed to all weather conditions, the organization said.
The humane society rescued 23 dogs in January from another South Korean dog meat farm, the organization said. That farmer now grows blueberries, the group said.
The dogs were shipped to the U.S. and adopted to new families.
The 57 dogs now here will receive medical treatment before they are available for adoption.
The dogs will be housed at San Francisco SPCA, East Bay SPCA, Marin Humane Society and Sacramento SPCA.