It has been a month since David and I arrived at the airport to pick up our little joy, Jeje. Despite being quite experienced with dogs myself, I was a bit nervous with how everything would go since Jeje spent so many hours in the plane. She didn’t know me and we didn’t know her …Read More about Our Little Joy Jeje
Another year, another winter. While we switch our furnaces from cool to warm, put away our tee shirts and shorts and bring out the winter coats and boots, winter preparations look much different for our shelters in Korea. Unfortunately, they don’t have the luxury of a furnace, or even solid walls for that matter. Winters …Read More about Winter Shelter Preparations
Being a rescue organization isn’t just about finding forever homes for homeless dogs. It’s about being an advocate for all dogs and pet companions. We know how important pets are to us, and what a significant role they have in our lives. We at Free Korea Dogs often use the motto “compassion knows no borders”, …Read More about No Dog Left Behind
Pickle found herself in quite a pickle when she was only 6 months old, although none of the ordeals was her fault. It’s a shame dogs don’t get to choose their owners, because Pickle had the unfortunate luck of having a sinister and abusive owner. One day, she was witnessed being beaten and tossed out …Read More about Pickle’s Holiday Wish
It is no secret South Korea is an epicenter of the Asian dog meat trade. It also distinguishes itself as the only country in the world that commercially farms dogs for food, backed by the National Dog Farmer Association, a registered local group which exists to support its farmers and lobby to keep dog meat …Read More about South Korean President Considers Ban on Dog Meat Consumption
We say it all the time – rescue is simultaneously fulfilling and inspiring as it is disheartening and traumatic. Earlier this year, we shared a rescue story of a few dogs who were being raised on a construction site to be sold for meat as a secondary income, and the efforts made to save them.
Our third annual Freedom Walk (and first in-person Vancouver walk) had us smiling from ear to ear, and we’re still all smiles! It was such a joy to see everyone again after over a year of what felt like endless lockdowns, restrictions, and subsequent isolation from each other. Thank you everyone for yet another successful …Read More about Thank You for an Amazing Freedom Walk 2021!
We are thrilled to announce our third annual Freedom Walk! 100% of proceeds will help support the food, medical, shelter, and training needs of dog meat farm rescues. Come out and join us in person or virtually! Our Freedom Walk is open to everyone and anyone, anywhere! You don’t need to be a FKD adopter …Read More about Freedom Walk 2021
It’s been for a while since we discovered and rescued 15 dogs from a restaurant in Yongin, Korea, who were being raised for slaughter for fresh dog meat stew. They have since been known as our “Yongin rescues”, and while we have been inadvertently slow with updates we have been busy with the pups behind …Read More about Yongin Dog Meat Rescue Update 2
Boknal, Korea’s annual dog meat tradition in which dog meat consumption is encouraged during the “hottest days of summer” to boost stamina, immune systems, and prevent or cure other ailments, is now underway in Korea.
One dog turned into two, and two into three. The story of how we ended up adopting the perfect trio.
Since we rescued and took custody of the 15 dogs from a restaurant in Yongin, Korea where they were destined to be handpicked for slaughter whenever a patron ordered fresh (dog) meat soup off the menu. They were kept in small, filthy cages on the property behind the restaurant, strategically positioned away from public eyes despite …Read More about Yongin Dog Meat Rescue Update 1