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.
A video file came from nowhere. To her surprise, it was her former boyfriend—with whom she used to live—in the video. In it, she was horrified by the threat that he would kill her dog, Ato, if she didn’t come back to him.
Since we reported in July that Tongki, the last polar bear held captive in South Korea, was suffering in the scorching summer heat and left alone without even water, we have sent letters and called Everland asking to have a conversation about his situation.
On Friday September 22nd, we held a counter-protest in Gwanghwamun, Seoul against the Korean Dog Meat Traders Association who were demonstrating to have dog meat and dog farming legalized.
Summer is just around the corner. In Korea, dog meat is consumed more vastly in the summer, specially during the three hottest days called Bok Nal. Last year, CARE teamed up with the amazing talented Michelle Taylor Cehn ,Sooyeon Jang , and the CLEF Company to bring you “Draw My Life – South Korea’s Dog […]
On June 10th 2016, CARE received notice of a car that was suspected to be holding dogs and cats in critical condition. We rushed to the scene immediately, spoke to the man in charge, and successfully rescued 48 dogs and cats. In the midst of this rescue, we discovered two cats and a dog who […]
The perpetrator tied a rubber band around his dog’s mouth as a form of discipline and left him to suffer. As a result, the court fined him 500,000 KRW (approx. 500 USD). Although the punishment was much less than animal activists had hoped, we believe they had to factor in the owner’s age (87) when […]
Hodu’s story caught the eyes of audiences when it was aired on <TVAnimalFarm> on January 31st 2016. When she was rescued, Hodu’s snout was tied up with fishing line to an extent that nearly amputated her mouth. Hodu endured extreme hunger, pain, and cold until her rescue and is slowly recovering with CARE. She hopes […]
On May 19th CARE held a public press conference at the Gwanghwamun Seoul Government Office for the prioritization of the issue of the “Dog Factory” case by our government. After the airing of SBS TV Animal Farm’s episode regarding the truth behind Korea’s dog factories, many viewers and citizens alike were left in shock. Animal […]
On May 19th, Animal Rights Organization CARE partnered with 17 local organizations to hold a press conference that would settle the “Dog Factory” problem once and for all. This involved the addressing of “Breeding Center Investigations”, “Fining for illegal breeders”, “Illegal performance of surgery without a license on animals”, and many more necessary measures. We […]
On April 4th 2016, CARE’s rescue team received a request for help in the mail. A woman had found Kumdoongi near a restaurant owned by her parents. The dog’s skin was severely torn off due to burns and continued to bleed with every movement. With the message, the witness sent a photo, within which we […]
An accurate account of the horrendous situation, as aired on TV this past Sunday 1. Breeding is forced, not natural If the females were not pregnant during the dogs’ mating seasons, the factory workers would forcefully grab the two and breed them. If this too was unsuccessful, the workers would collect the males’ semen in […]
A 40 year old man was caught smuggling and trying to a release a small marmoset monkey of about 13 to 20 cm. CARE identified and tracked down information about the man and his affiliations with the smuggling of endangered animals, after which the police were notified of the situation. On May 16th in Deokyang […]
This February, we received a report of an 80 year old grandpa who had been keeping around 40 dogs in captivity. We were told that he was keeping at least 40 dogs in 20 cages on one floor of a building. After contacting the old man’s guardian, we were able to find out that the […]
Continuous physical abuse even led to the shattering of his teeth. Hodong was left in this state, unable to see, unable to chew, tied up to a small house, for three whole years. During the summer, mosquitoes would attack him, and during the winter, his limited food would freeze over. He was left all alone […]
The Thank You Animals animal shelter in Kyeongi is home to more than 300 rescues who have been saved and fully treated but left in conditions that make adoption difficult. As a result, it is our responsibility to ensure that these larger and older dogs are given the love and care they need. The shelter […]