Update: We are happy to report that all of the Chicken Farm dogs have been adopted and have found their forever homes. Yay! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this happen.
Back in April we shared the story of Jinoak, our colleague in South Korea. Jinoak discovered 20 dogs being held in horrible conditions at a local chicken farm that were about to be sold to the dog meat market. She needed to act fast, so she got a personal loan, did a little fundraiser and was able to purchase the dogs from the farmer.
Now she was faced with a more difficult task: what to do with all these dogs? While she is an avid and experienced animal advocate, she does not have a dedicated shelter to house all the dogs. Needless to say, it’s been a struggle. To make things worse (or better, depending on how you look at it), two of the rescue dogs gave birth in the first week after they were rescued. So now she had a pile of puppies on her hands, 15 in total.
Good News and Bad News
The good news is that all the puppies were adopted. Puppies rescued from the dog meat industry are easily adopted, mainly because they haven’t yet developed the inevitable behavioral issues that come from the trauma of starvation and abuse. Also because, well, they’re just so damn cute.
The bad news is that there are still 17 dogs still waiting for their forever homes. These dogs are also quite young, ranging in age from approximately 1 to 2 years. (Dogs raised for meat don’t have the chance to get any older.) In their short lives, however, they have suffered significant trauma and need lots of love, care and patience. It takes a special person full of compassion to adopt an abused animal.
All of the dogs have been spayed/neutered and vaccinated. In fact, EK helped take them to the vet back in May. The rest of the time, however, Jinoak does this work by herself. She’s simply a force of nature.
The dogs are currently being sheltered in temporary space on a farm, but time is running out. They need to find their forever homes!
Meet the Chicken Farm Dogs
We’d like to introduce you to just eight of the 13 remaining chicken farm dogs still available for adoption. If you would like to adopt one of these dogs, please see below for instructions. They are all neutered/spayed and vaccinated. Perfectly ready! You can take a look at the videos of these adorable dogs on our facebook.
Reo is a 2 year old male dog who weights 23 Kg. He is big but very quiet and obedient. Reo is a protective macho dog.
Allen is a 2 year old male dog who weights 21.5 Kg. Allen is quite and very obedient and friendly. Jinoak calls him, Good Boy.
Terry is a 2 year old male dog who weights 19.5 Kg. He is shy but all he needs is just a little bit of time and love. He plays well by himself. Such a cute dog.
Juni is a 1 year old male dog who is a little bit shy but sweet. He weights 12.5 Kg and is perfectly ready for his forever home.
Judy is a 1 year old miniature female Jindo dog, the smallest in the shelter weighting 9.7 Kg. Shes is very friendly and cute. Judy gets along well with dogs and people. We are looking for someone who can adopt both Judy and Chris (below) together.
Chris is a 1 year old dog weighting 10.25 Kg. He is a little bit shy. Chris is most comfortable and relaxed when Judy is around. So we are really looking for someone who can adopt Judy and Chris both. He bonds with Judy.
Green is a 2 year old male dog who is quiet and gentle. When he was found by Jinoak several months ago, he was tied to a pole on the dirty ground covered with dead chickens. Although he went through such hard times in his life, Green is a very loving, obedient and affectionate dog. He is also the father of the eight puppies born last spring right after being rescued.
Rina is a 2 year old female dog who is recovering from skin fungal infections now. But she is healthy, adorable, and happy who is perfectly ready for adoption. She weights 18.5 Kg.
Bella is a 1 year old proud 14 kg mixed Jindo female with an obedient nature and absolutely gorgeous smile. Jinoak said that Bella is the most affectionate dog.
Isabel is a 1 year old slim 11 kg female with a sweet disposition. She is a little bit cautious but no doubt she is an absolutely charming and sweet girl who just needs trustful, loving home.
Hellena is a 2 year old female dog who lost all her puppies last winter from cold and malnutrition. Although she is doing fine now, as you can imagine she has gone through a really tough time. Hellena is such a sweet and gentle dog who needs extra care and love. While EK stayed in Korea she spent some time with Hellena. EK completely fell in love with this lonesome soul.
Michael is a 2 year old handsome male who weights 24 kg. When Michael was rescued four months ago he was very skinny. You could see his rib bones. But he has gained weight and now he is in good shape. Michael is also the boss of the shelter.
Sharon is a 2 year old female who weights 20 kg. She likes people more than dogs. Like other chicken farm dogs Sharon went through tough times before being rescued. But she didn’t lose her gorgeous smile and affection.
Tina Marie White says
God bless you, for what you do for these dogs. If I had the money, I would adopt one in a heart beat! I will share this news though…promise.
EK Park says
Thanks Tina for sharing your warm heart.
What an angel you are! These beautiful animals have been given a chance thanks to your hard work and passion. If I didn’t already adopt my own dog or if I wasn’t leaving Korea I would totally take one!
Sarah Finlayson says
I just hope all these dogs are adopted into good, caring and loving homes
in the U.S. or Canada. It is unsafe for these lovely dogs to live in Korea.
Please help them if there are still in Korea.
I’m looking forward to adopting 2 Korean dogs! I hope we get approved and can bring them to their forever loving homes in Maryland!
Denise Montgomery says
You are one in a million. They have no Rights no Voice, you speak out for them and you are so special. It is so wrong they are in the food chain, they have been our companions for approximately 33.000 years. So sad.