This holiday season, Santa brought 9 new rescues to us, and we couldn’t be happier they are safe and sound.
It all started when we were informed of a household near our partner boarding house in Chooncheon, Korea who was trying to sell their dogs to a dog meat buyer. Their daughter who lived in the city had decided she no longer wanted to care for her dog, so she left her with her parents in the country where she was tied up on a short chain outside and fed only human food scraps. One day, it was discovered the dog was pregnant, likely by a stray dog, and she later gave birth to 7 beautiful puppies.
Now having to care for 7 dogs produced by a dog they didn’t want in the first place, the owners resolved to find a buyer for them. Unfortunately, as mixed puppies they had little interest in being purchased as household companions, so the owners decided to find a dog meat merchant willing to buy them.
Evidently, we could not allow that fate to happen, and we began negotiations to ask the family to surrender the dogs to our care. After a few days of negotiations and convincing, the owners agreed to release the dogs into our care, including another young jindo who was also living on the property. Luckily, as the puppies were still young and did not spend much time in deplorable conditions, they were relatively healthy. Their mom, however, was malnourished, matted, and emancipated after giving birth to her babies, and as a result of inadequate care.
It has truly been a joy to watch the puppies grow up. Everyday we see them grow a little bigger, and their personalities emerge a little more as they discover the world. They have been the highlight of our day.
These beautiful babies will be looking for their homes next month, while their mother takes the time to heal and regain her strength to one day make it to her forever home as well. Welcome, puppies!