Rescue Stories

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From Dog Farm to Shelter

In 2017, we discovered a large illegal dog farm in the greenbelt area of Namyangju, a city north-east of Seoul, and surveilled it for a while. Following that, and after a long and difficult negotiation, we were able to persuade the dog farmer to shut down the dog farm and hand the dogs over.

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Dog Thrown from a Balcony

One of our members saw a dog being thrown from a second story balcony on the evening of July 1st, in Ilsan, a city to the west of Seoul, South Korea. The cries of a dog in distress could often be heard from the apartment from which the dog was thrown.

Small dog sitting in tray
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Hanam City Emergency Dog Rescue Appeal

Dog meat slaughterers ousted from Moran Market are trying a new trick. They have illegally occupied land owned by Korea Land & Housing Corporation, claiming their facilities were on this land prior to being bought and that LHC owes them compensation before they move out to ‘allow’ the construction of a new apartment block.

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Rescued from Dog Fight, Owner Surrendered Different Dog

On May 30th, CARE and local police raided a dog-fighting pit in Ganghwa Island, off the north-west coast of South Korea right on the border with North Korea. We asked the police to take the two blood-covered dogs that were fighting as we arrived, Gumdoongii and Nurungii, but they refused.

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Norangi; Splashed with Sulfuric Acid

Norangi had been taken in by a 70-year-old lady who regularly brought meals to the stray cats in her neighborhood. Then one day, Norangi, who was much loved, came home writhing with a horrendous wound.

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CARE Ambassador Hyo-jin Kim at Namyangju Dog Farm

CARE Ambassador and actor, Hyo-jin Kim, visited a dog farm in Namyangju, just north-west of Seoul, South Korea, with the Animal Rescue Team on April 11th to assist in the rescue of 20 dogs.

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Ganggeoni Suffered Burns over Half his Body

A large fire in the East District of Ulsan, a city in south east South Korea, engulfed a dog meat farm, severely burning some of the dogs. Instead of tending to the injured dogs, the farm owner decided to leaving them to die from their injuries one by one.

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Nari; Lured with Food, Attacked with a Blowtorch

We received a report that on March 5th a cat had been admitted to an abandoned animal center in Daegu, a city in the southern part of South Korea, with severe burn injuries to its head.

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Chollang-yi and Dagyang-yi; Two Dogs on 50cm Leashes

An urgent report came in from a village in Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea in December. The report was about two dogs, one with one-eye, and the other bloodstained, left tied up on short leashes.

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Highest Ever Fine for Animal Abuse in Korea

In October 2017, we received a report that a PC room (A PC room is like an Internet cafe, but without the cafe.) owner was repeatedly abusing a kitten. In the video we were sent, the kitten was beaten, hit with objects, and even trampled.