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
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
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.
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
There are always surprises in the world of dog rescue, especially when it comes to dog meat farm survivors. You always expect them, but you never truly know the surprise entails. Some are unfortunate – will they have significant health issues? Irreversible trauma? Others are lovely surprises – personalities that willingly trust or a clean …Read More about And Bab(ies) Make 8
As the pandemic hit in 2020, I quarantined with my beloved 14 year old rescue dog Rascal. I knew we were in our last season together, and I put all of my energy into making the most out of our time. He was the best dog I’ve ever known, and my best friend. At the …Read More about Winter brings spring
“The mountain babies” is what we refer to the dogs who are currently living in the remote mountain regions of Korea in a shelter run by a Buddhist nun. Many of them have been living there their whole lives. All of them have something in common – they all escaped terrible fates. How did they …Read More about The Dogs of Weolbong Shelter
Last week we announced our endeavor in attempting to secure the safety and release of 15 dogs being kept for meat at a restaurant in Yongin, Korea. Today, it is with great relief we announce that after a tense and nerve-wracking week of negotiations, we were successfully able to acquire custody of all 15 dogs …Read More about The Man in the Red Apron
Free Korean Dogs is currently working with our colleagues in Korea to secure the safety of 15 dogs from the brutal dog meat trade. At a seemingly regular restaurant specializing in Vietnam food in Yongin, Korea, a city right outside the capital, dogs are being kept in cages for slaughter. When a customer chooses a …Read More about Changing the unimaginable fate of 15 dogs
Working within the world of dog rescue we often see and hear the stigma associated with adoption, especially for meat farm rescues. They say shelter dogs are ‘broken’; They have deeply rooted trauma and behavior issues beyond the help of rehabilitation; They are past their prime years and cannot be trained. The list goes on.
Most who follow the dog meat trade (abolishment)movement are familiar with the typical scene – rows upon rows of dogs in rusted metal cages surrounded by feces and other unrecognizable waste littered all around the area. In other cases, they are kept in display cages outside the restaurant they would ultimately be slaughtered at the …Read More about The Beginning of a New Start
We wish it was as simple as saving all the dogs and finding them forever homes. But in truth, it’s a scramble to put many puzzle pieces together to make the endeavor a successful one. It’s the reason it took us 2 years to prepare for it, and why we’re still talking about it 2 …Read More about So, You Want to Shut Down a Dog Meat Farm?