We’ve been collaborating with the Jinhae city shelter volunteers in Korea to rescue twelve poodles! Today, the poodles are finally flying to NYC.
The Jinhae city shelter was established in 2010 to care for homeless dogs in Korea. These dogs are from the meat trade, the street, abandoned by previous owners, or were actually born in the shelter. The shelter can hold a maximum of 100 dogs but it was caring for almost 200 dogs last month. Unfortunately, this means that the shelter would be required to euthanize some of their dogs.
The Jinhae shelter volunteers approached Free Korean Dogs to see if there was any way we could help out. Although we were in a very challenging situation, we couldn’t ignore the request.
Today, seven rescue dogs are flying to NYC looking for their forever loving homes. They will be available for adoption at PS9 on May 27 and 28. Please check our events for more details. Unfortunately, five of the twelve rescue dogs have heartworms so they will stay in Korea until they complete the medical treatments.
This rescue was the result of a wonderful collaborative effort between the volunteers in Jinhae, Korea and Free Korean Dogs. We are excited to meet the poodles and are looking forward to teaming up with the volunteers again.
It costs over $4,000 to bring the dogs from Tongyeong, Korea to NYC. This includes the flight, ground transportation, crate, water bottles, quarantine, health certificates, and the customs broker fee. We want to continue our rescue but it is possible only with your support. Please consider donating to help us save more lives. Thank you!
– Article by Tina K.