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Number of Stray Cats in Seoul Drops as Neutering Project Proves Effective

Number of Stray Cats in Seoul Drops as Neutering Project Proves Effective

SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of stray cats in Seoul has declined 54 percent over the past six years. The number of stray cats within city limits is estimated to have dropped 53.6 percent from 250,000 in 2013 to 116,000 last year, the Seoul Metropolitan Government said Monday. The city suggested that [...]

Seoul Mayor Vows to Protect Stray Cats

Seoul Mayor Vows to Protect Stray Cats

SEOUL, Sept. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — The mayor of Seoul has announced that the city will create a coexisting environment for animals by protecting stray cats at redevelopment sites. Mayor Park Won-soon promised to take action on a proposal made via the city’s civic participation platform asking the government to protect stray cats at sites [...]

Controversy Sparks over Animal Control as Stray Cat Population on Mt. Gyeyang Soars

Controversy Sparks over Animal Control as Stray Cat Population on Mt. Gyeyang Soars

INCHEON, Jul. 26 (Korea Bizwire) — Local authorities in Incheon are retrieving food bowls for stray cats to control the soaring feline population on Mount Gyeyang. Officials from Incheon’s Gyeyang District said that they have been retrieving cat shelters and food bowls placed near the entrance to the mountain since Thursday. The District Office put [...]

Wild Cats Get Scarves for Population Control

Wild Cats Get Scarves for Population Control

SEOUL, Jul. 25 (Korea Bizwire) — The government plans to apply stronger measures to control the population of stray cats, which has reached an all-time high and begun to impact local ecosystems. The Ministry of Environment decided to implement new neutering methods and put scarves on cats to limit their hunting capabilities. The ministry will [...]

Seoul City Begins Discussion on Stray Cat Protection at Reconstruction Sites

Seoul City Begins Discussion on Stray Cat Protection at Reconstruction Sites

SEOUL, Jun. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — Government intervention is being called for as an increasing number of stray cats are being killed at reconstruction sites. There are currently 597 reconstruction sites in Seoul, where a number of stray cats are known to have taken up abode. Stray cats are known to remain in their territory, [...]

Daegu a ‘Pet Friendly City’ with Launch of New Canteen for Stray Cats

Daegu a ‘Pet Friendly City’ with Launch of New Canteen for Stray Cats

DAEGU, Mar. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — The city of Daegu will push for projects to protect pets, including strengthening the management of stray animals, with the aim of creating a “pet friendly city.” According to Daegu’s city government, officials have decided to implement various measures to protect pets in order to establish a pet culture [...]

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 [...]