When Covid-19 began to take hold across the globe in March 2020, Free Korean Dogs (FKD) was significantly impacted by the disruption of air travel, inability to transport dogs out of Korea and vacate more shelter space for incoming dogs in need while dealing with increased costs of inflation. Our operations were disrupted which forced us to adjust our programs and adoption fees.
During this time, we continued to undertake a number of dog meat rescue initiatives, including:
- Saving 6 dogs destined for slaughter during the 2020 floods
- Rescuing 15 dogs from a dog meat restaurant in Yongin, Korea
- Most recently, liberating 101 dogs from a dog meat farm in Siheung, Korea.
While Covid had slowed our process in some areas, we remained committed to helping dogs when within our ability to do so under our “no dog left behind” doctrine.
The effects of the pandemic required us to temporarily increase our adoption fees to sustain our rescue efforts. Today, we are happy to announce a decrease in our adoption fees, with the hope of one day fully reinstating our former fees.
THE NEW ADOPTION FEES
As of December 5, 2022, Free Korean Dogs’ adoption fee will be as follows (applicable taxes are listed in the fees):
- Dogs aged 8 months to 4 years old: $760 (CAD) / $760 (USD)
- Dogs aged 5 years to 8 years old: $560 (CAD) / $560 (USD)
- Dogs 9 years & older: $260 (CAD) / $260 (USD)
We look forward to the continued ability to pursue our rescue, rehabilitation, adoption, education, and awareness programs to save dogs from the dog meat trade and other at-risk circumstances. Thank you everyone for your continued support!