MADISON, New Jersey (WABC) --Over 120 dogs have been given new life after they were recently rescued by Humane Society International from a dog meat farm in South Korea.
The dogs have already begun arriving at the St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in Madison, New Jersey as part of an emergency shelter operation.
They have been receiving medical treatment and time for adjustment before their eventual adoption at a later date.
"We are proud to welcome these deserving animals and make sure their stories are told to help effect change," said Heather Cammisa, President and CEO of St. Hubert's. "Two of the Huskies were so happy to see one another again, they were face licking and frolicking in the cage when reunited. It is important for the world to see the individuals impacted."
The farmer who released the dogs will now be growing mushrooms instead as a part of HSI's efforts to discourage the existence of dog meat farms.
Several dogs will be put up for adoption directly by St. Hubert's, while the rest will be placed across different shelters along the east coast, which includes four in New Jersey and one in New York.
The full list of shelters is below.
Animal Alliance, NJ (609) 635-7006
Cumberland County SPCA & South Jersey Regional Animal Shelter, NJ (856) 691-1500
Humane Society of Atlantic City, NJ (609) 347-2487
Monmouth County SPCA, NJ (732) 542-0040
Dutchess County SPCA, NY (845) 452-7722
Animal Rescue League, PA (412) 345-7300
Lancaster SPCA, PA (717) 917-6979
Mastiffs to Mutts, PA email@example.com
Rescue our Furry Friends, PA 1-877-933-ROFF (7633)
Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland, ME (207) 854-9771
Second Chance Animal Shelter, MA (508) 867-5525
Upper Valley Humane Society, NH (603) 448-6888