Let’s take a look back at bath time for the Jeju Island puppies at our rescue shelter in Ilsan, Korea. Sometimes it’s important to take a breath and reflect on the little successes along the way. This is one of those times.
Back in October, we rescued 19 dogs from Jeju Island, just south of Korea, where they were about to be sold into the dog meat trade. In a massive last minute volunteer effort, we were able to rescue the dogs, transport them to our shelter in Ilsan, Korea. There they received veterinary care, vaccinations and some much needed loving kindness.
We are very happy to announce that all of the dogs have been adopted and are now in their forever homes in the US and Canada.
While at our shelter in Ilsan, the puppies (my how they’ve grown) received a much needed bath from some wonderful volunteers. The volunteer group is called 유기견을 사랑하는 엄마 아빠, which roughly translates to “Mommy and Daddy Who Love Stray Dogs” (great name).
Bath Time: One Step in the Chain of Love
It warms my heart to see how our international community of volunteers came together to save these dogs from a horrible fate. It took many hands on both sides of the planet to get these dogs to safety:
The dedicated animal activists on Jeju Island stepped up by reaching out for help. The transport volunteers who donated their time and talent to move the dogs safely to our shelter all the way up in Ilsan. Jinoak Oh and the volunteers in Ilsan who dedicated their love and effort to clean up these puppies and get them ready for transport. The adoption facilitators in New York, Vancouver and Toronto who worked incredibly hard to find forever homes. And finally the loving adopters who opened their homes and hearts to these loving and adorable puppies.
Most of all, I am grateful to the dedicated supporters of Free Korean Dogs who’s generosity keep this project going. The hard reality is that international rescue and adoption is expensive. The only way we can keep going is through your generous support.