As the Founder of Free Korean Dogs (FKD), EK Park planned her July trip to Vancouver; she quickly realized how much she had to do and the number of cities she had to cover in very little time. Task list included:
1. Vancouver Yaletown – Volunteer & Vancouver Launch Event
2. UBC (UEL area) – FKD 1st Adoption Event in Vancouver
3. Burnaby & New Westminster – existing adopters & volunteer visits
4. South Vancouver & Dunbar Westside – new adopters’ face to face interview and home inspection
5. Port Coquitlam – solidify our partnership with a local veterinarian clinic
6. Richmond (YVR airport) – completion of CBSA procedure for the arrival of a FKD dog
In between all of these tasks, we had to prepare for an interview with City News & Breakfast TV. Needless to say this operation required many hours of planning, driving and execution.
For FKD, this trip helped to open up the opportunities to re-home more Korean rescue dogs in Greater Vancouver Area. Many of our volunteers have never met our Founder in person; EK got a chance to thank them for their dedication & hard work. At the same time, valuable feedback were provided from those who have volunteered for FKD “remotely” since two years ago – everyone wants to do better and do more.
Having an opportunity to visit the first dog FKD rehomed in Vancouver was extra meaningful. Success story like Blake and Tom is what keeps our Founder, the Board of Directors & our volunteers going; and we are going full speed ahead to expand our network.
Written by William Yang
William participated as a volunteer in numerous Free Korean Dogs events, and adopted a dog, WooJoo in August 2017. Currently, he is the Board of Directors of Free Korean Dogs and helps the adoption process.