OAHS takes in dogs rescued from Korean meat farm

Calle and Leo in Korea (Photo courtesy of Humane Society International)

OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- Dogs from a South Korean meat farm are getting their second chance at life in the Fox Valley.

The Oshkosh Area Humane Society welcomed three of the dogs Monday.

The shelter says Callie, Leo and Gus will need some time before they're ready for adoption.

“They’ve been treated like commodities without any regard to their mental or physical well being. Many of them don’t know what playing is, they’ve never seen a tennis ball or a collar and leash. They’ve never known life outside their small cage. We’re going to do everything we can to get them healthy and help them believe that humans can be trusted. Of course our ultimate goal is to get them in homes with families where they’ll be treated like the family members they should be,” said OAHS executive director, Joni Geiger.

Humane Society International (HSI) estimates more than 2.5 million dogs are slaughtered for human consumption in South Korea each year.

Since 2004, HSI has made agreements with ten Korean farmers for the permanent closure of their dog farms.

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