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Reported Cases of Animal Abandonment Drop as Pandemic Keeps People Indoors

Reported Cases of Animal Abandonment Drop as Pandemic Keeps People Indoors

SEOUL, Jan. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of cases of animal abandonment reported in South Korea has dropped after COVID-19 kept pets and their owners indoors. The Korean Animal Welfare Association reported Wednesday that there were 116,984 reported cases of animal abandonment registered with the animal protection management system last year, which was 9.1 [...]

College Students Acquire Certificates for Animal Physical Therapy

College Students Acquire Certificates for Animal Physical Therapy

ASAN, Dec. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — With the growing popularity of physiotherapy for pets, students from a local college have jumped into acquiring relevant certifications. More than two dozen students from Sun Moon University’s Department of Physical Therapy recently acquired certifications for pet massage, pet stretching, animal anatomy and physiology. Animal physiotherapy involves correcting posture, [...]

Gov’t Mandates Electronic Prescriptions for Animal Medications

Gov’t Mandates Electronic Prescriptions for Animal Medications

SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — The future is pet-friendly when it comes to medical prescriptions, as least in South Korea. The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs announced that it will implement a revision to the Veterinary License Act starting Friday. The current regulations in place to prevent the misuse and abuse of [...]