Each year in Korea, millions of dogs are slaughtered for dog meat consumption. Our local rescue and adoption team helps many Canadian families find their canine companion from Korea. We are a community of local volunteers and animal lovers. We match rescue dogs from Korea to well qualified Canadian families.
Free Korean dogs was founded on July 1st in 2015. We are a registered Canadian not-for-profit organization (Corporation #942567-5). Our head office is located in Toronto, Canada.
Founder and Executive Director
Although she grew up on a farm in the Korean countryside, it wasn’t until she returned many years later that she truly realized the cruelty that Korean dogs endure as a result of the dog meat industry. That’s when she realized that she must use all available means to give Korean dogs the love they deserve. Read EK’s story »
Board of Directors
With 22 years of work experience in the financial industry, William’s in-depth knowledge in business operation, finances & leadership complements well with the progress and momentum Free Korean Dogs has built in the last two years. William was inspired by Free Korean Dogs and its mission to bring public awareness to animal welfare. In 2017, he participated as a volunteer in numerous Free Korean Dogs events, and adopted a dog – WooJoo in August 2017! He is active in helping Free Korean Dogs to find qualified foster homes & flight volunteers to facilitate the adoption process.
Board of Directors
Amelie has been an animal love her whole life according to her mother, “Amelie would rescue all the animals until our garden is fully occupied!” She grew up in France and moved to England to purse her degree in Business Management. In 2013, Amelie moved to Toronto where she volunteered for various local shelters and non-profit organization. She met EK thought volunteering at Toronto Street Cats, building shelters for feral cats; and since then, Amelie has been a strong supporter for Free Korean Dogs.
Adoption Manager, Toronto
Sara has always been active member the non-profit community, both professionally and in volunteer roles. She is also a lifelong animal lover and known to always stop to pet stray dogs and cats during her travels. Her two passions match well in her role in helping dogs find their forever homes. Along with dogs, Sara is a lover of pigs, cows, and goats, and believes in the words of her favorite activists, “be kind to all kinds”.
Adoption Facilitator, Vancouver
Raymond has a vast range of knowledge of procedural organizational policies after working many years in the finance industry. As a lifelong animal lover, he connected with Free Korean Dogs with the desire to utilize his professional experiences towards his passion of helping animals. He is currently active in facilitating the transportation of our adopted dogs to their forever homes.
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