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.
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.
Across Asia 30 million are slaughtered for food every year. Dogs are kept in cramped and rusting cages, unable to stretch or move about. Many are force-fed with tubes inserted down the throat and into the stomach and filled with rice and water to make them heavier, increasing their market price.
For the first time in South Korea, CARE has obtained a court decision stating that slaughtering dogs for food is illegal.
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. CARE […]
On May 19th, 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 also started a […]
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 […]
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 initial purpose […]
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 […]
April 27th, 2016 at 11AM, CARE and the residents of Jangsoo Village gathered to open an event to provide food for local stray cats. The food will be henceforth be provided by the locals, with the aid of various animal hospitals, animal feeds companies, and CARE.
CARE received a heart wrenching story in the mail from a man who was taking care of his paralyzed mother. The son, a college student, went on to explain how his mother took in any abandoned or hurt dogs on the street to take care of them as her own, despite their financial situation.
The man who was caught dragging an already injured dog across the road with his car was given a fine of 3,000,000 won. On February 5th, 2016, we were notified of the horrific event involving a dog being tied to the back of a car and driven around. Although a fine of 3,000,000 won is extremely […]
Every day their screams were heard throughout the neighborhood. At the scene of their discovery, the male collie was lying limp due to physical abuse on its spine and the female had completely broken rows of teeth. How could anyone even think to harm a life in this way? The situation revolved around a man who […]