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Korean National Fire Agency to Educate Firefighters on Pet Resuscitation

Korean National Fire Agency to Educate Firefighters on Pet Resuscitation

SEJONG, Apr. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korean National Fire Agency (KNFA) said on Wednesday that it will distribute video instructions on resuscitating dogs, cats, and other pet animals to local fire stations to ensure the safety and health of pets in emergency situations. The agency decided to educate firefighters on cardiopulmonary resuscitation for pets [...]

Gwangju to Host International Swimming Championship for Dogs

Gwangju to Host International Swimming Championship for Dogs

GWANGJU, Apr. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — This summer, following the FINA (International Swimming Federation) World Championships, a special swimming competition open only to dogs will be held in Gwangju. The ‘pet swimming’ competition is attracting much attention as it is the first time for a local government and public organization to officially hold this type [...]

New Service Offers Immediate Insurance Reimbursements for Veterinary Care

New Service Offers Immediate Insurance Reimbursements for Veterinary Care

SEOUL, Jan. 24 (Korea Bizwire) — Beginning in May, those with pets will be able to make an insurance claim with an animal insurance company immediately after receiving animal care. Sung Dae-kyu, the head of the Korea Insurance Development Institute (KIDI), said at a press conference Wednesday that the ‘Pet Insurance Claims Online Processing System’ [...]

Alleged Euthanizing of Stray Pets at Nonprofit Shelter Stirs Public Uproar

Alleged Euthanizing of Stray Pets at Nonprofit Shelter Stirs Public Uproar

SEOUL, Jan. 14 (Korea Bizwire) — Controversy is mounting over allegations that a local animal shelter has ruthlessly been putting its animals to sleep, sparking calls for an overhaul of the animal protection system and stringent measures against animal abuse. A former employee of Care, one of the largest animal shelters in South Korea, blew [...]

Seoul Proposes Taxi for Pets Based on Existing Taxi Network

Seoul Proposes Taxi for Pets Based on Existing Taxi Network

SEOUL, Nov. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) is pushing for a new type of transportation service catering solely to pets and women on a reservation basis, utilizing existing taxi networks. According to the SMG, city officials are reviewing the adoption of new modes of taxi services including taxis for pets, the [...]

Luxury Hotels in Seoul Welcome Pets in Style

Luxury Hotels in Seoul Welcome Pets in Style

SEOUL, Jun. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — With pet ownership increasingly popular among South Koreans, a growing number of individuals are planning to go away on summer holidays with their animal companions this year. Many first-class hotels, formerly reluctant to receive pets as guests, have started to cater to such demand by providing accommodation for pets [...]