We are the largest and most effective animal rights organization in South Korea.
We rescue abused and abandoned animals, run two adoption centers and three no-kill shelters, campaign for and defend animal rights, report on animal rights and welfare related issues, and promote a cruelty-free lifestyle.
In May, Sooki was adopted by one of our long-term supporters. Her new family had been following her rescue story on social media and felt sympathy for this courageous little survivor. Aware of the unpopularity of larger dogs in South Korea, they wanted to rehome at least one more large dog to a warm, familial environment.
From experience, we knew that it would be very hard to find a family willing to adopt Won-sun over other healthy dogs in light of her ongoing special care needs. We decided to take permanent care of Won-sun for the rest of her life.
We rescued 15 dogs with the help of an organization in Japan. They came all the way to Korea to visit the temporary shelter that Cheonan City provided, and expressed that they are willing to adopt some of the rescued dogs.
Dandy is a lucky boy, but he reminds us that there are still countless other dogs imprisoned in tiny cages awaiting their deaths.
Prior to Jeha’s long journey, we were worried that she would have a hard time in the plane and adjusting to the new environment. However, there was nothing to worry about! Jeha was calm and peaceful upon arrival at her new home.
For one more week, Cheonan City has decided to continue providing shelter for the dogs that were rescued from the brutal Cheonan slaughterhouse.
We get more than a few donations of $5 and $10 often accompanied with a message along the lines of “I’m sorry, but this all I can give right now.” or “I wish I could give more.” To this CARE would like to officially say Don’t Be Sorry!
With the help of your support, Dark was rescued, treated, and adopted overseas. After hearing Dark’s story, a couple in Las Vegas who already had a canine companion decided to add him to their family.
On August 11th—the last of the hottest summer days in South Korea—CARE and around 30 volunteers visited the dogs rescued from the Cheonan Slaughterhouse.
In the sweltering summer heat, over 100 dogs living in their own waste were finally rescued and transferred to a temporary shelter provided by Cheonan City on August 6th.
On July 21st, CARE investigated a slaughterhouse in Cheonan City where dogs were hung by the neck and burned alive. Following this, we sued the slaughterer and requested emergency measures be taken to protect the remaining dogs by the city of Cheonan.
Sori seemed puzzled to meet her new family for the first time. Her expression displays a certain look when she is curious about something. But we are sure that Sori will be the first to reach out to her adoptive family once she gets settled and adjusted to the new situation.
On 28th June this year, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA) responded to the question of whether dog sellers in traditional markets should be formally registered as animal traders. The Ministry stated that “each regional authority should make rational decisions whether the animals sold are pets that are the subjects of animal trade registration.” This amounts to an authoritative interpretation of the law.
We received a report about a dog slaughterhouse and dog farm in Cheonan, a city about one and a half hours south of Seoul, at which the owner of the slaughterhouse killed the dogs in an especially brutal way. What we encountered when we arrived was horrific even for experienced investigators.
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