The dog factory has been shut down, but there are still some dogs remaining.
Last December, in Gimhae, South Gyeongsang Province, we received a report claiming that an abandoned dog farm was still holding dogs. The source reported that there were approximately six dogs that were being neglected and had been left without food or water in the harsh winter.
On arriving at the scene, there was a cage inside which six dogs barked in alarm at the strangers, then resorted to low whines that protested their hunger. They were lying limp on the ground, an empty food bowl in front of them. It was immediately apparent that there was a problem with their health.
Three of the six dogs could be taken to a shelter in Busan, but the rest could not. The remaining dogs could not be left in the cages, so we rescued them. The dogs offered no resistance as they were taken out of the cages.
“Don’t worry, you’re going to be warm and safe now.” the rescue team reassured the dogs, and gave them new names to signal their new beginning. The chihuahua was named Pretty, the black dog Ggamsang, and the Jindo, who couldn’t open one eye, Jinsuni.
Upon examination, all were suffering from malnutrition, were underweight, and had heartworms. Pretty’s alveolar bone was inflamed and the teeth had to be removed for proper treatment.
Ggamsang is still dependent on the other dogs that were rescued with her, and is still mostly afraid of her surroundings. She is very timid and finds people generally scary, but when she gets to know someone, she loves to show affection.
Her confidence is improving, and she gets along with other dogs and enjoys playing with her toys.
Depending on the breed, the size, and its environment the lifespan of a dog may vary from 12 to 16 years. Please consider this when considering adopting Ggamsang.
Please contact our Adoption Center for more details, or start the adoption application process below.