The season of love and joy is upon us. December is when people celebrate the year end at holiday parties, and of course, there is Christmas – oh yes, Christmas… with beautiful lights on the street, people’s smiles and laughter, a table full of delicious and warm food, and presents going around the room with hugs and kisses.
Half way around the world though is where the cold winter weather isn’t filled with love and joy. For example, a miniature pinscher with dislocated shoulders for reasons that nobody knows lives in Seoul, Korea. He was abandoned and forgotten but never lost his gentle and sweet nature. In hopes of finding a second chance in life he is flying to Toronto later this week. His name is Woori.
Accompanying Woori are 5 of his friends with different challenges but never gave in to the curveballs their short lives threw at them. Although it’s getting better, many dogs in Korea still face violence, neglect, abuse every day, and the worst of all, the risk of ending up in dog meat farms. Often times, those who rescue and care for the abandoned dogs deal with harsh reality of managing underfunded shelters where too many dogs come in every day and too few people want to foster or adopt them. Their biggest fear is having to send them to high kill shelters or even put them down due to the sheer number of new ones needing their attention and resources.
Sending these dogs to North America is the last hope for them but that’s not the happy ending just yet – the pups who flow thousands of miles are still looking for their forever homes. These brave souls deserve a shot at happiness and real family. Please help by contacting us for adopting. You will be the Christmas miracle they desperately need.
Written by Jess Jungha Lee