Rescue Stories

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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.

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Stay Strong, Otu

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.”

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Reimbursement of Donations: Save the Cow

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.

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Run and Save Yourselves!

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.

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Animals Rescued from Gangwon Province Wildfire

Goseong, Sokcho and other regions of Gangwon Province on the North East Coast of South Korea have been ravaged by severe forest fires. The government has proclaimed it a national disaster.

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Stray Cat Rescued Near Head Office

Last week, a young stray cat was rescued by CARE employees. It was found near CARE’s head office and had a serious head injury from fighting with other cats.

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Emergency Rescue of Remaining Dogs from Beolgyo Dog Farm

At the request of DoVE Project, an American organization that also campaigns for the end of dog meat and tries to find them homes in the US, CARE rescued 18 dogs from a dog farm in Beolgyo in South Jeolla Province in the early hours of Wednesday 27th of February.

Black cat in cardboard box
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Cat with Two Severed Legs Rescued

There is a cat that comes to my mother’s house to get some food, and two of his legs seem to have been cut. Could you come and rescue him?

Dog on operating table
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Ba-dook; Tied Up All Her Life

We received a phone call from Chungju City. A small white and tan dog was tied with a heavy iron chain outside one of the houses in the neighborhood. The neighbor described the dog’s neck as covered in weeping sores and blood because its collar was tight around its neck. The dog seemed to be in a bad way and the neighbor was concerned for its life.

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Taepyeong Slaughterhouse Finally Gone

Taepyeong Slaughterhouse in Seongnam City, which started in the 1990s, was the largest dog slaughterhouse in South Korea. At least 80,000 dogs every year were brutally slaughtered there, the meat being distributed throughout the country. Today, though, it is finally gone.

Dry dog food and sweet potato
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Sweet Potato Dinner Time!

So many people donated sweet potatoes for our rescue dogs that we decided to have a sweet potato party at the adoption center!