It was a very dark night at a public parking lot, near a pile of garbage. A furry monster crawled towards me. It was trembling out of fear but had no strength left to flee away. This was the night I met Sang-ah.
In December of 2017, I had the opportunity to volunteer as a flight courier for two dogs, Tongki and Barny, who found their forever homes through Free Korean Dogs. I write my experience in the hopes that more people volunteer for this wonderful organization.
As we countdown to celebrate the new year, the mental images of 240 Korean rescue dogs meeting their forever loving families in 2017 brought some cheerful tears to my eyes.
Some dog owners do not realize how traumatic and terrified their dogs feel when they are abandoned, surrendered and dumped.
Chungsol Shelter, located in a remote area of South Korea, is the home to 93 dogs and cats, not all Dalmations. The 93 plus 1 dogs come from all walks of life and live with a Buddhist Nun, Chungsol. Each dog escaped its horrible fate from the dog meat trade, high kill shelter or abusive …Read More about The Shoe of Life
Chook-bok was rescued from the streets last June, in Paju Korea. She was found on the streets bleeding; she was hit by a car and dumped.
The season of love and joy is upon us. December is when people celebrate the year end at holiday parties, and of course, there is Christmas – oh yes, Christmas… with beautiful lights on the street, people’s smiles and laughter, a table full of delicious and warm food, and presents going around the room with …Read More about All They Want for Christmas is You!
Free Korean Dogs will be at Dog Tales Festivals 2017 on August 26-27. There will be four Korean rescue dogs with us. Please come and meet us at the festivals.
Our protest against the dog and cat meat trade continues until August 11 (the last day of Boknal). EK Park, the founder of Free Korean Dogs, will be at the Korean Consulate in Toronto for the following days. If you can join us, that would be amazing. Your voice counts. July 27 (Thursday) from 12-2pm …Read More about Ongoing Protest against the Dog and Cat Meat Trade
If you want to get involved with Korean dog rescue, please come to our open house on July 15 (Sat) from 6-10pm. You will meet many awesome people; our adopters, fosters, and volunteers and learn how to help the dogs suffereing from the dog meat trade in Korea. Also, there will be tasty vegan food …Read More about Free Korean Dogs OPEN HOUSE
Join Free Korean Dogs for our second annual Toronto protest against the Korean dog and cat meat trade. Thousands of dogs and cats will be tortured and slaughtered during Boknal, Korea’s summer dog meat festival, which begins July 12th. Help us send a clear message to Korea that now is the time to end the …Read More about Toronto Protest Against Korea’s Dog and Cat Meat Trade
Gucci is a Dosa Mastiff “meat dog” rescued from the Korean dog meat trade. She now has a forever loving home outside of Toronto, Canada.