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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, [...]

Disputes Rise over Mandatory Issuance of Medical Diagnosis Records for Pets

Disputes Rise over Mandatory Issuance of Medical Diagnosis Records for Pets

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Korea Bizwire) — Amid a growing number of medical disputes over the treatment of pets, some Korean pet owners are saying that the issuance of medical diagnosis records for pets should be mandatory. Unlike general doctors who are obliged to issue medical records of diagnosis under current laws, veterinarians have no such [...]

S. Korea to Bolster Policy on Abandoned Animal Management

S. Korea to Bolster Policy on Abandoned Animal Management

SEOUL, Oct. 1 (Korea Bizwire) – Unregistered pets will now be denied access to public facilities in South Korea. Prime Minister Kim Boo-kyum passed a new policy for the management of abandoned animals on Thursday at a state council meeting. The government announced that it will raise the proportion of registered animals to more than 70 percent [...]