Dogs raised on dog meat farms are usually kept in small, filthy cages and exposed to the elements in both the winter and summer, the Oshkosh Area Humane Society said.
The dogs now need time to learn to trust humans again, OAHS Executive Director Joni Geiger said.
"They’ve been treated like commodities without any regard to their mental or physical wellbeing," Geiger explained. "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."