I remember seeing someone hysteric over a lost dog on Facebook a couple of weeks back. I sent over “my prayers” and went on with my day. “We’ll be very careful, that’s not going to happen to us. Not in my backyard!” I thought. Except it did happen. In my (friend’s) backyard.
In Korea, over two million dogs are tortured and slaughtered for human consumption every year. As part of the efforts to stop the dog meat trade, many animal rights activists work hard to shut down dog meat farms run illegally. But it is not easy.
Minki was rescued from a highkill shelter last July in Korea. At first, the rescuer hesitated to resucue Minki because she was so skinny, small, and seemed sick.
Flora was found bleeding near a dog meat farm in Sejong city, Korea last year. She was very scared and uncontrollably trembling.
They say “what a difference a year can make” but sometimes you just don’t realize how true that can be.
This is Bin. He is about 7 years old rescued from a puppy mill in Korea. Since Koreans prefer tea-cups-sized dog, Bin who weighed 4.5 pounds was the perfect one for a breeding dog. He had lived for 6 years at a horrific prison where life had been commercialized.
My husband Mark and I started the journey of looking for a dog in November. We knew we wanted to adopt a dog and we looked at many dog rescues before we stumbled onto FreeKoreanDogs. When I saw Tokki on the website, I absolutely fell in love. I looked through all the posted pictures and …Read More about Finding Love with a Korean Rescue Dog
I’ve always grown up with dogs, and my husband Omas and I agreed that we would get a dog once we were ready. As a couple who didn’t want to have kids, we knew that a dog would complete our little family.
On September 16, 2017 (day of our 39th wedding anniversary), we had to put Neo to sleep due to cancer. She was a Jindo, that we had adopted through the Toronto Humane Society.
It was a very dark night at a public parking lot, near a pile of garbage. A furry monster crawled towards me. It was trembling out of fear but had no strength left to flee away. This was the night I met Sang-ah.
In December of 2017, I had the opportunity to volunteer as a flight courier for two dogs, Tongki and Barny, who found their forever homes through Free Korean Dogs. I write my experience in the hopes that more people volunteer for this wonderful organization.
As we countdown to celebrate the new year, the mental images of 240 Korean rescue dogs meeting their forever loving families in 2017 brought some cheerful tears to my eyes.