Sadly, some of the dogs were diagnosed with distemper and rabies, and 12 ended up dying. But the 24 who survived have gone from strength to strength. Not only have they recovered physically, but they’re learning to trust people again.
“The dog meat trade dogs [were] rescued from very stressful conditions where they had very little opportunity for interactions with other dogs and people,” Arkaprava Bhar, regional manager at HSI India, told The Dodo. “It was not an easy process for those dogs to overcome from that condition, but slowly, with the help of our kind dog handlers, they came out from fear and [have been] becoming friendly and healthy.”