A trip to Korea has a very different meaning and purpose for the Directors of Free Korean Dogs. Unlike a leisurely trip for most travelers to Korea, I have been telling everyone the Founder & Executive Director of Free Korean Dogs is doing the heavy lifting in Korea.
It wasn’t always Dave. I had a temporary name, Da-Haeng, when I was rescued. Before, I was a dog hanging by the noose, waiting to be slaughtered. I was being beaten so that I could be tenderized for dog meat soup during Boknal. I was destined to die and become food.
Our Search We’ve always loved dogs, and when we finally bought our first house and were settled we were heart set and determined to find a rescue dog perfect for us. What we didn’t know was how competitive it would be!
The video was so heartbreaking, the kind you watch then wish you’d never clicked “play.” Away from the competition on the field, the Olympic Games can shine a global spotlight on a country’s human or animal rights atrocities, and in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the biggest news story outside of the sporting events was about the …Read More about Meet My Beautiful Korean Granddaughter
While my husband and I knew that we wanted a dog eventually, we were trying to keep ourselves content with following puppy accounts on Instagram and pointing out cute dogs we saw on our walks to the beach. Still, we found ourselves occasionally checking PetFinder and other sites.
Four harnesses, seven pairs of shoes, 3,360 miles walked: these are just a few of the numbers that reflect the first year we’ve spent together since Louie (formerly Jungyi) landed in Seattle last April 2017.
As soon as we saw Wilson on the Free Korean Dogs website, we knew he had to be ours! The wait time for Wilson felt long, and there were some hiccups in the arrival, but as soon as we got him we felt bonded.
One afternoon in 2017, I was lazily looking at pictures of dogs on the internet. Something came over me, and the dog memes quickly became rescue websites. When I came across the Free Korean Dogs website, I didn’t know what I was getting into. I rationalized that because I had started working from home, it …Read More about Meet Charlotte who brings out the best in me
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.