Dogs that were brought to the Washington area from a "meat farm" in South Korea are taking a step toward finding permanent homes.
Representatives of the Humane Society of the United States negotiated to take the 23 dogs away from the farm, where they were being raised for meat. The farm was shut down, and the farmer was compensated to start growing crops instead.
The animals spent this week at the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria, where they've undergone testing for diseases. On Friday, most of them were transferred to five other shelters in northern Virginia and the District of Columbia.
The dogs are at the following shelters:
- Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
- Animal Welfare League of Arlington
- Fairfax County Animal Shelter
- Loudoun County Animal Services
- City of Manassas Animal Control and Adoption Shelter
- Washington Animal Rescue League