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.
In October 2018, we went to a slaughterhouse in Seongnam City that was notorious for its ill treatment of dogs. Of the 9 dogs rescued, Foby was the first to board a plane and fly to Los Angeles, California to meet her new adoptive parents.
We received a call about a deer that had its head trapped in an irrigation floodgate for many hours. Nobody had come to help because Water deer are listed as vermin despite being listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN.
Following Barrett, who is now called Seorak, the second dog to be adopted by a new family is Whistle. Whistle was adopted by a family in Las Vegas.
2,450 pigs were to be killed at the Paju farm where the first outbreak took place, with a further 1,500 from other farms where the second and third outbreaks took place, totalling 3,950 pigs to be killed.
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.
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.
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.
Dandy is a lucky boy, but he reminds us that there are still countless other dogs imprisoned in tiny cages awaiting their deaths.
Prior to Jeha’s long journey, we were worried that she would have a hard time in the plane and adjusting to the new environment. However, there was nothing to worry about! Jeha was calm and peaceful upon arrival at her new home.
For one more week, Cheonan City has decided to continue providing shelter for the dogs that were rescued from the brutal Cheonan slaughterhouse.
We get more than a few donations of $5 and $10 often accompanied with a message along the lines of “I’m sorry, but this all I can give right now.” or “I wish I could give more.” To this CARE would like to officially say Don’t Be Sorry!
With the help of your support, Dark was rescued, treated, and adopted overseas. After hearing Dark’s story, a couple in Las Vegas who already had a canine companion decided to add him to their family.
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.
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.
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.