Rescue Stories

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South Korea’s First Testimony by a Dog

Nova’s experience at the slaughterhouse was transcribed into a first-person testimony and delivered to the investigator in charge at Cheonan Seobuk Police Station.

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Sooki’s Fireproof Will to Live

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.

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Won-sun Finds her Forever Family

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.

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From Death to Life: Rescued Dogs of Cheonan One

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.

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One More Week to Live

For one more week, Cheonan City has decided to continue providing shelter for the dogs that were rescued from the brutal Cheonan slaughterhouse.

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Rescued Dogs in Dog Day Water Park

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.

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More than 100 Dogs Escape 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.

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Cheonan Dog Slaughterhouse Update

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.

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Investigation and Rescue in Cheonan

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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Bagel & Pretzel Rescued from a Closed Dog Farm

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.

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Abandoned Under Bridge Struggling Against the Cold

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.