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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 [...]

Evacuation Procedures for Pets Insufficient, Say Animal Owners

Evacuation Procedures for Pets Insufficient, Say Animal Owners

SEOUL, Nov. 21 (Korea Bizwire) – The rare occurrence of an earthquake on the Korean peninsula has driven some to reexamine the evacuation procedures in place for pet animals and find them wanting. Under current policy, the government does not allow animals to enter disaster relief shelters. Instead, what it advises is for owners to [...]

Pet Owners Say Muzzles Are Not the Answer for People, Animal Coexistence

Pet Owners Say Muzzles Are Not the Answer for People, Animal Coexistence

SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – Kim Min-ji, a 28-year-old living in northern Seoul, said she has recently become more conscious of pedestrians when walking her Pomeranian at nearby parks, after a French bulldog owned by a popular singer bit a neighbor who later died from complications in October. Jeon Ga-yong, a 34-year-old resident of [...]