We rescue more than 1,000 of the 100,000 cats, dogs, horses, cows, deer and other animals that are abused and abandoned every year in South Korea.
We are the only non-profit organization in South Korea actively doing so.
Our wonderful volunteers have been caring for the ones that were removed earlier, and with a lot of love and some veterinary treatment—and a lot of support from our supporters—a lot of them are doing much better now, and showing signs of recovery.
In 2017, we discovered a large illegal dog farm in the greenbelt area of Namyangju, a city north-east of Seoul, and surveilled it for a while. Following that, and after a long and difficult negotiation, we were able to persuade the dog farmer to shut down the dog farm and hand the dogs over.
One of our members saw a dog being thrown from a second story balcony on the evening of July 1st, in Ilsan, a city to the west of Seoul, South Korea. The cries of a dog in distress could often be heard from the apartment from which the dog was thrown.
Dog meat slaughterers ousted from Moran Market are trying a new trick. They have illegally occupied land owned by Korea Land & Housing Corporation, claiming 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.
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.
Norangi had been taken in by a 70-year-old lady who regularly brought meals to the stray cats in her neighborhood. Then one day, Norangi, who was much loved, came home writhing with a horrendous wound.
CARE Ambassador and actor, Hyo-jin Kim, visited a dog farm in Namyangju, just north-west of Seoul, South Korea, with the Animal Rescue Team on April 11th to assist in the rescue of 20 dogs.
A large fire in the East District of Ulsan, a city in south east South Korea, engulfed a dog meat farm, severely burning some of the dogs. Instead of tending to the injured dogs, the farm owner decided to leaving them to die from their injuries one by one.
We received a report that on March 5th a cat had been admitted to an abandoned animal center in Daegu, a city in the southern part of South Korea, with severe burn injuries to its head.
There’s an old man who beats his dog every night. I’m worried the dog might die!
An urgent report came in from a village in Yangpyeong, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea in December. The report was about two dogs, one with one-eye, and the other bloodstained, left tied up on short leashes.
In October 2017, we received a report that a PC room (A PC room is like an Internet cafe, but without the cafe.) owner was repeatedly abusing a kitten. In the video we were sent, the kitten was beaten, hit with objects, and even trampled.
In Singil-dong, Seoul, there was a man who purchased unsold dogs from the dog auction and resold them. We could immediately recognize the house because of the obnoxious smell that filled the street.
Recently, residents near Bukhan Mountain heard a faint meowing sound coming from a pair of cats. Fearing for the survival of the cats, they called the local government to investigate.
A baby bird was lying on the side of the road. It was the middle of August and raining heavily. CARE staff didn’t know what had happened, but the bird was not moving; its wings were drooping, and it was blinking its eyes weakly.