Volunteers delivered the animals to the Anti-Cruelty Society. Staff members says the dogs were living in puppy mills in Missouri.
New laws in that state concerning the treatment of dogs have some breeders giving up their animals. That's how the dogs ended up in Chicago.
"They're mass bred, and it's just awful circumstances, probably kept in really poor conditions and not properly cared for. So, this is their new chance to find their new home and be cared for," said the Anti-Cruelty Society's Emily Ledergerber.
The dogs are not available for adoption just yet. They must be checked out first to ensure they are healthy and ready for new homes.
The Anti-Cruelty Society recommends that individuals interested in adoption should check its website http://www.anticruelty.org.