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.
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.
We received a report about a dog slaughterhouse and dog farm in Cheonan, a city about one and a half hours south of Seoul, at which the owner of the slaughterhouse killed the dogs in an especially brutal way. What we encountered when we arrived was horrific even for experienced investigators.
The two have regained their health, and with the help of the adoption center’s volunteers and staff, now socialize well with other dogs and approach people without fear. Pretzel will rub herself against anyone who comes to sit next to her. Bagel never stops moving. Both have changed 180 degrees since they were rescued.
A number of puppies were living under a bridge in Guri in Gyeonggi Province in South Korea. An old blanket and empty bowls were scattered here and there. Nearby, a white-furred Jindo puppy was chewing a very old piece of bone.
The pregnant cow who escaped the disastrous forest fire in Gangwon Province, died on April 9th, at approximately 10 a.m. On April 22nd, she was to have been taken to the Space SEON sanctuary in North Chungcheong Province to receive intensive treatment and care, and was expected live happily for the rest of her days. However, just before CARE staff arrived to make the last preparations, we were told that she had drawn her last breath.
When the fire broke out and everyone had to evacuate, an elderly lady delayed to cut loose her two dogs. While her house was burning down around her, she freed her pregnant dog, Gamja, and started cutting loose her other dog, Bada, who was barking loudly. However, overcome with exhaustion, she fell and wasn’t able to get back up. Her two dogs didn’t leave her side.