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.
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.
Cats can be bundles of joy as well as sources of frustration. Here are 5 tips for cat owners that can ensure that the “good cat days” outweigh the “bad cat days.”
The two have regained their health, and with the help of the adoption center’s volunteers and staff, now socialize well with other dogs and approach people without fear. Pretzel will rub herself against anyone who comes to sit next to her. Bagel never stops moving. Both have changed 180 degrees since they were rescued.
The dog meat industry is a serious and widespread problem in Asian countries, of which even Japan, a country that one wouldn’t think has dog farms, has 100 restaurants that serve dog meat.
On June 13, 2019, our Dapshimni Adoption Center received a special gift of 2 wheelchairs sponsored by Walk N Run. The wheelchairs help dogs paralyzed from the waist down walk again.
Just like humans, animals require sleep to stay healthy and to maintain a good quality of life. Studies have shown that sleep deprivation in animals can lead to unintended weight loss, impaired immune systems, infections, inability to regulate body temperature, and even death.
Dogs and humans don’t sleep the same way, so it can sometimes be tough to understand how well your dog is sleeping. In general, dogs sleep adaptively, and can get the rest they need on a flexible schedule. But sometimes, they need your support, and there are things you can do to ensure your dog is able to get the rest they need.
Feeding your puppy may seem pretty straightforward, but there’s more to mealtime than many new pet parents realize. Just like a lot of humans, puppies would love a daily all-you-can-eat buffet, but it’s usually better to feed them at certain times and not feed them between meals.
Are you going on a trip with your dog? Excellent idea! Dogs make the absolute best travel buddies. They’re eager to please and never complain – no matter how long the car trip.But, before you head off, you’ll need to do some prep-work first. Here’s how you can have a fun and safe trip with your four-legged friend.
A number of puppies were living under a bridge in Guri in Gyeonggi Province in South Korea. An old blanket and empty bowls were scattered here and there. Nearby, a white-furred Jindo puppy was chewing a very old piece of bone.
While in some cases, it may seem harmless to give your cat a small tidbit from your plate, there are other times when letting your cat eat certain foods can be life-threatening. Therefore, no matter how sad kitty looks when waiting for a morsel of food, you are doing your cat a favor by sending them back to their own food bowl.
In the ruins of the Gangwon Province forest fire near Gangneung—a town on the northeast coast of South Korea—we found a mixed breed dog. Not knowing what she was called, we named her “Otu.”
The pregnant cow who escaped the disastrous forest fire in Gangwon Province, died on April 9th, at approximately 10 a.m. On April 22nd, she was to have been taken to the Space SEON sanctuary in North Chungcheong Province to receive intensive treatment and care, and was expected live happily for the rest of her days. However, just before CARE staff arrived to make the last preparations, we were told that she had drawn her last breath.
When the fire broke out and everyone had to evacuate, an elderly lady delayed to cut loose her two dogs. While her house was burning down around her, she freed her pregnant dog, Gamja, and started cutting loose her other dog, Bada, who was barking loudly. However, overcome with exhaustion, she fell and wasn’t able to get back up. Her two dogs didn’t leave her side.
We held a three-day “Dog Farm in the Street” campaign from Friday April 19th until Sunday April 21st, in Hongdae, Gangnam, and Gwanghwamun respectively, as part of our ongoing campaign to end dog farms and the dog meat industry in South Korea.