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Seoul Offers One Year of Pet Insurance for Residents Adopting Abandoned Dogs

Seoul Offers One Year of Pet Insurance for Residents Adopting Abandoned Dogs

SEOUL, Mar. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government will offer one year of pet insurance coverage for residents who adopt an abandoned dog, while measures will be put in place to protect stray dogs and cats living in redevelopment zones. The city announced new plans on Tuesday to pay for pet insurance for [...]

Gangneung Expanding Shelter for Abandoned Dogs

Gangneung Expanding Shelter for Abandoned Dogs

GANGNEUNG, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — According to the city of Gangneung in Gangwon Province on Sunday, the current shelter for abandoned dogs is overcrowded, and plans are in the works to expand the facilities by the end of this year. The city plans to build a 660-square-meter environmentally-friendly building to protect abandoned dogs and [...]

More Pet Animals Abandoned at Summer Vacation Spots

More Pet Animals Abandoned at Summer Vacation Spots

GANGNEUNG, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — With three to four lost or abandoned dogs rescued daily at one animal center in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, the facility has maxed out its full capacity. With space for 40 animals, the shelter currently houses 105 dogs. As abandoned dogs keep being reported, the shelter has opened up a [...]

New Campaign Gives Abandoned Dogs a Chance for a New Home

New Campaign Gives Abandoned Dogs a Chance for a New Home

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced today plans to operate a program that would allow Seoul residents to take a stroll in the park with abandoned dogs before making a decision whether or not to adopt the animal. The adopt-a-dog campaign is scheduled to take place at two venues in [...]

For Some Koreans, Pets Are Disposable Too

For Some Koreans, Pets Are Disposable Too

SEOUL, Aug. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Let’s try a thought experiment for a moment. Picture in your mind, an empty, crushed aluminum soda can. It’s slightly sticky around the edges and speckled with dirt. Got it? Now, picture in your mind a one month-old puppy. It’s fluffy, helpless and frightened. See the connection? If you’re wondering [...]

Koreans Abandon Dogs in Greater Numbers as Holiday Season Draws to an End

Koreans Abandon Dogs in Greater Numbers as Holiday Season Draws to an End

SOKCHO, South Korea, Aug. 19 (Korea Bizwire) – The summer holiday season is coming to an end, and vacationers are heading back to their mundane routines. But not all holiday seekers got to go home, with dozens of abandoned dogs across tourist attractions in Gangwon Province left to fend for themselves. This summer, Gangwon found [...]

No. of House Cats Rising Fast…No. of Abandoned Cats on the Rise as Well

No. of House Cats Rising Fast…No. of Abandoned Cats on the Rise as Well

SEOUL, Korea, Sep 14 (Korea Bizwire) – According to the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries on September 7 based on a research project commissioned to the Korea Social Economic Institute, the number of house cats in Korea has almost doubled in two years to 1.16 million in 2012 from 630,000 in 2010. The [...]

Rethink about Your “Animal Love”: Please Adopt not Buy Your Loyal Companion

SEOUL, Korea, Sep 05 (Korea Bizwire) –Lee Hyori, one of the most successful entertainer-turns-socialtainers, who has also grabbed our eyes with her recent marriage announcement, is famous for her relentless doing-good activities for social causes — especially for her compassionate campaigns to help the homeless and shelter dogs, who are rising in number as the [...]