Abandoned & Stray Animals

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Ana and Conda; Sibling Kittens’ Mountain Rescue

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.

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Half a Rescue is Better than None

On a day of heavy rain about three years ago, our informant was passing an area with many large warehouses, and found a mother dog and six puppies crouching under the eaves of a warehouse. The mother dog was staring at the informant with caution and was very skinny and looked exhausted as she continued to breastfeed the puppies.

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Woobi; Surviving the Monsoon

On a heavily raining Sunday, a kitten took a few steps from under a parked car, and collapsed. The rain grew fiercer, but the kitten did not move a muscle.

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Kitten Trapped in Median Strip Barrier

Late one night we got a report of a kitten trapped inside a median strip barrier of a bus stop at Hapjeong Station junction. The median sits in the middle of a busy four-lane road. It must have been difficult for the kitten to cross the road, and understandable for it to take cover inside the median barrier.

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Can you Help my Best Friend after she Saved my Life?

A driver about to get onto the Gyeongbu Expressway to Busan saw a white dog near the entrance of the highway. Limping, the dog was criss-crossing in front of the cars as if signalling that it needed help. If the driver had not seen Becky or had simply driven on uncaring, we would never have known what happened to Becky and Kory.

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Living Side-by-side with Feral Dogs

There were some feral dogs in a village in Nokbun-dong, near Bukhan Mountain in Seoul,  living peacefully without hurting anyone; animals or people. They were co-existing with the villagers, with some providing food and water. Some residents even regarded them as protecting the village from wild boar.

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President Jae In Moon to Adopt Dog from CARE

During his campaign, South Korea’s 19th president, Jae-in Moon, promised to adopt a dog from CARE as First Dog, the official companion dog of the First Family. Animal rights groups, animal lovers, and the Hankyoreh newspaper are demanding that he make good on this most easily-kept promise.

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When Sheltering Becomes Abuse

We were called to investigate a cat shelter in Masan, a city on the southern coast of South Korea, by volunteers who had worked there and were concerned for the health of the cats.

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Geun Hye Park; No Dog Lover

When the former president of South Korea, Geun Hye Park, took up residence in the Blue House, she brought with her two Jindo dogs, a male and a female. When she left, she abandoned them there.