Hanam City Emergency Dog Rescue Appeal
August 1st: There are now about 100 dogs remaining on the site.
The dogs that have been taken off-site and are being cared for by volunteers are doing well and recovering. Check out the update for before and after pictures of some of the lucky dogs that, with your support, have been rescued from this 'living hell.'
July 12th: About a quarter of the 200 dogs have been rescued and taken off-site to receive treatment and care by our wonderful volunteers.
Unfortunately, this means that just over 140 dogs are still on-site and in dire need of food and adoption or movement to a shelter.
We will keep searching for places to take these remaining dogs to for care and safety, but you can help by spreading the word to your social networks, and together we can stop their situation from deteriorating.
Dog meat slaughterers ousted from Moran Market have illegally occupied land owned by Korea Land & Housing Corporation (LHC), claiming that 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.
Needless to say that what they are doing is completely illegal as they are not, nor have ever been, the owners of the piece of land in question.
In order to provide ‘evidence’ for their claim, they constructed some enclosures and dumped about 200 dogs on the site, pretending that they’d been there all along.
All around the enclosures, the rotting bodies of dead dogs are everywhere. Some of the poor animals have not been dead very long.
The food trash they were given is maggot-infested and covered in fungi. Those that are still alive are in a terrible state, having had no food for a very long time. Most are covered in mange, some completely devoid of hair, and little but skin and bone. The floor is covered in feces. Flies and other bugs infest both the living and the dead.
It’s safe to say, without hyperbole, that it’s a living hell for dogs.
We’ve rescued some of the worse off dogs but were unable to rescue all of them, having recently rescued a large number of dogs from a dog farm in Namyangju and consequently having no space at our shelters.
How your Donations will Help
Your donations will help us and our volunteers provide food for the remaining dogs while on-site, help us treat the dogs that are moved off-site to other shelters or other safe places, and help us find adopters who are willing to take them.