The following is part of a series of interviews with adopters about their rescue pups. This particular interview is with Justine about her dog Isu whom she rescued a little over 5 months ago. Isu is a giant loving teddy bear who smiles at everyone he sees. He is doing well and is learning how to get along with his kitty sister Maxine.
The following is part of a series of interviews with adopters about their rescue pups. This particular interview is with Kelsey about her dog Daisy whom she rescued a little over 5 months ago. Kelsey is doing well and likes to redecorate the house with her “chewing artwork”.
The following is part of a series of interviews with adopters about their rescue pups. This particular interview is with Genevieve about her dog Mika whom she rescued 6 months ago. They had some hard times in the beginning, but with lots of love and patience Mika is starting to come out of her shell.
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:
What do you have to know before fostering a rescue dog in Korea? Dale, a foster parent originally from Alabama in the US, is sharing her experience in fostering a dog rescued from the meat trade in Korea.
Currently Dale fosters Isabel, one of the chicken farm dogs rescued by Jinoak in Ilsan, Korea. Her first foster dog Zora, also from the chicken farm, was successfully adopted a little while ago. Without taking a break, Dale contacted us asking for a second foster dog and Isabel who was very shy and nervous at that time was chosen.
In the first few days Isabel didn’t move or eat anything because she was so scared. Instead of forcing Isabel, Dale decided to wait and give her time and space. Indeed, patience is one of the most important qualities for a foster parent.
As you can see in the photo, Isabel is now much more comfortable in her new environment and perhaps Hiro, Dale’s Siberian husky dog, has played an important role for that.
I think a lot of people have romanticized the idea of fostering and adopting. But you really have to consider it before you just go and adopt a pet.
Fostering or adopting a dog abused can be challenging but it is definitively one of the most fulfilling things that you can experience in your life. There are still thirteen chicken farm dogs at the Gin Oak Shelter in Korea waiting for their forever homes. If you are interested in fostering or adopting a dog, please contact us.
Who could imagine that Swayze was a dog raised for his meat until six months ago in Korea? But now he is the happiest dog in the world. Swayze is an one year old dog living in Seoul who has his own bed, countless toys, and the most beautiful mama.
Born in Ilsan outside Seoul, Swayze was one of the twenty dogs raised for their meat by a neglected chicken farm owner. These poor dogs had been fed diseased and dead chickens. No water or shelter had been provided by the farm owner.
It was a miracle that Jinoak, a dedicated animal rescuer, rescued the poor dogs just before being sold to the dog meat market. Out of the twenty rescue dogs, Swayze is especially lucky because he was adopted by the most beautiful mama Shannon, an American soldier on duty in Seoul, South Korea. Shannon says,
There is nothing more rewarding than making a difference in the lives of rescue dogs.
Adopting a dog abused can be challenging but it is definitively one of the most fulfilling things that you can experience in your life. There are still thirteen chicken farm dogs at the Gin Oak Shelter in Korea waiting for their forever homes. If you are interested in adopting a dog, please see our adoption page.
It was an honor to interview Lola Webber, co-founder of Change for Animals Foundation. Lola is a dedicated animal advocate who has been working hard to stop the dog meat trade in Asia. In this interview Lola shares her experiences and insights about the Korean dog meat trade.
About Lola Webber
Lola Webber (BSc hons, MSc) is a co-founder and program director at Change For Animals Foundation.
Based in Bali, Indonesia, Lola leads on CFAF’s campaigns to end the dog meat trades throughout Asia and our project work to improve the lives of wildlife in captivity in Vietnam. Living, volunteering and working in several countries have provided Lola with an understanding of the complex issues associated with animal welfare and the importance of being able to communicate the ethical, scientific and cultural aspects to different audiences.
Lola’s previous experience includes volunteering at a chimpanzee rehabilitation centre in the national park of Haut Niger, Guinea, West Africa and at several small animal shelters in India. After finishing her Master’s degree at the Royal Veterinary College in London, Lola spent 3 years working for the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) as Campaign Co-ordinator, developing and delivering the campaign to end the dog meat industry in South Korea, managing WSPA’s involvement in the anti-fur campaign, and contributing to the development of WSPA’s priority ‘Red Collar Campaign’ to end the inhumane culling of dogs.
Her determination to end the dog meat trades began after witnessing the brutality of the trade first hand in 2011; and with a Masters in Wild Animal Biology, Lola is equipped with the knowledge and passion to promote high welfare standards for wildlife in captivity where the need is greatest.
After three years living in Singapore, Lola is now based in Bali with her family, including her two lovely rescue dogs and CFAF’s beloved ambassador dog, Django who was rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea.