Korea Doesn’t Want Olympic Visitors To See What It Does To Dogs

They said they would keep it secret to avoid giving “a bad impression to foreigners.”

PUBLISHED ON 02/16/2018
In the shadows of the star-studded Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, thousands of dogs across the country — some on farms just miles away from the stadiums — lie in cramped, dirty cages awaiting torture before they are slaughtered for food.
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Cheese Has been Adopted!

A very special adoption happened this week! Cheese is a Jindo mix rescued from a shelter in Korea. He and his siblings came to NYC to find their forever homes last October. While his siblings were adopted quickly, Cheese had some difficulties that we wanted to address first. He showed signs of feral tendencies, such as food driven and dominant behavior. Our trainers from Bad Dogs Only, Hannah and Johnny, put Cheese through rehabilitation and training for several months to address these issues.

We can now see that Cheese has become a social, balanced, and well-adjusted dog thanks to our trainers. On top of this, we have found adopters who will continue his great work and progress with training. Thank you again to our wonderful adopters and our amazing KK9R trainers, this is why we rescue!

 

 

 

 

 


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Announcement: New Dedicated Quarantine Facility in Ilsan, Korea!

We have exciting news! We officially signed the lease at our new dedicated quarantine facility in Ilsan, Korea!

Korean K9 Rescue will now have the ability to help even more dogs come to NYC! The new facility will give our dogs a safe house as well as a place where we can assess the dogs’ health, care for them, and provide some of the necessary training before their trip to the US.

We have also hired a professional trainer who will take care of them 24 hours a day. We are so thrilled that we now have our own facility with our sister partner Band For Animal, where tighter control and care can be given for all those homeless animals and dogs rescued from the meat market trade! We will be renovating our new facility during the month of February and hope to open in March!

Our long term goal is to have our own vet clinic. We will provide discounted services to other rescue groups in Korea, so that they no longer have to go bankrupt and be discouraged from helping innocent animals!

Thank you everyone for supporting KK9R and saving lives by adopting our dogs. This truly is a second chance for them, and we are so grateful that you are part of our rescue mission!


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Meet Our First Gwangju Meat Farm Rescue Pups!

We are Beary and Rose. We are Jindo Hogu or Hopi (tiger-brindle) puppies—a rare coloring for the Jindo breed. The Jindo dog is a national treasure in Korea, but what we don’t understand is why a national treasure would be tortured and eaten.

On November 20th, Korean K9 Rescue visited our farm in Gwangju, Korea, where we lived with our brothers and sisters. We saw so much death and suffering we became numb and frozen inside. Miraculously, we were all pulled out of that filthy cage and brought to a veterinarian.

We spent the next 2 months in quarantine so we could prepare for our long journey to New York. Over time, we started to feel better, a little each day. We were given lots of good food—no more rotten dog organs for us!—and medicine to make us healthier. A kind lady named Ms. Baek came to visit and she gave us wonderful rubs that felt like massages!

We are Beary and Rose. We are Jindo puppies and today we arrive in New York City. Our past is finally behind us and we now look forward to an amazing future thanks to Korean K9 Rescue and your generous donations.

Thank you for all of your donations to our Gwangju Meat Farm rescue cause and special thanks to all who donated to Beary and Rose, our first Jindo pups to arrive after the Gwangju Dog Meat Farm shutdown.

Please come to our DOG DAY AFTERNOON adoption event this Saturday (January 27th, 12-5 PM) at Dog Island City and meet these beautiful souls. Please donate and help us #banthedogmeattrade in Korea.

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Foster Roll Call!

Foster Roll Call! Please open your hearts and home to one of our dogs in need of temporary care! We are currently in great need! Email kk9fosters@gmail.com and apply today! NYC area only!

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Happy New Year from KK9R and our Volunteers!

Thank you from all of us at KK9R! 300 + adoptions in 2017!

Happy New Year 2018! We wish all living beings a healthy, prosperous beginning, and we will continue our mission together with your support!

Look at our volunteers having a holiday dinner together! We are so thankful we have such a dedicated team. Since our organization started in June this year, together we have helped over 300 Korean rescue dogs get adopted. Our volunteers have full-time jobs, families, homes, and even their own pets to care for on a daily basis. Despite their other commitments and busy schedules, our volunteers always come through when our dogs need them the most. Happy holidays to the best team around! ❤️

 

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Dorothy featured on Thedodo.com looking for her forever home!

Our very own Dorothy has been gaining so much attention recently as she should! She was featured on the dodo.com after they learned how well her rehabilitation has been going. They describe how full of wonder she has been since arriving to NYC from a horrific blood sausage farm.

 

Read the full article here: https://www.thedodo.com/close-to-home/jindo-rescue-dorothy-with-myoclonus-needs-home

ALSO we have these adorable socks for sale featuring Dorothy for a limited time only! It’s a special campaign that will raise money for KK9R and other special needs dogs like Dorothy!

 

 

Get yours HERE!

Korean K9 Rescue Dorothy Crew Socks

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Trang Nguyen

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Update on Gwangju Dog Meat Farm shutdown 11/21

Update on Gwangju Dog Meat Farm shutdown:

Thank you so much to all of our supporters and donors who helped us raise $4,000! We have enough funds to save the dogs from this farm thanks to YOU ❤️ It’s never easy to even look at some of the photos we receive from our rescuers in Korea. They go to remote dog farms where the farmers get away with not following animal protection laws. It’s heartbreaking to see these dogs in this below freezing temperature enduring hardships, especially the new born pups. ❄️ After our rescue from this farm, we found that one of the brown puppies is injured with a torn/ missing leg. This puppy would have been dead in a matter of days if we did not intervene. The way these dogs are treated on the farm is cruel and inhumane. We will continue to try to shut these facilities down one by one. We are slowly making a difference, especially thanks to YOUR help. These precious dogs are so grateful, it’s like a Thanksgiving wish come true for all of them 🙏🏽

 

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KK9R x Bruce Weber, The Last Magazine & more!

This past month has been a great one for us and being featured in the media! We hinted at it in a blog post earlier but we are finally able to post about what we have been up to!

Last month our pups had an exciting opportunity to shoot with legendary photographer #bruceweber for V Magazine (The Limited Edition Calendar 2018)! We are so grateful for this opportunity and our pups were treated like royalty! In Korea some call them 똥개 (shit dogs) because of being born on a dog meat farm. Now they are SUPERMODELS and we could not be more thankful to the compassion #Vmagazine and #Bruceweber has shown our rescue group! Featured here is our gorgeous Yuna, now adopted to wonderful pawrents in Brooklyn! Please get your copy of this 2018 Calendar because a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Korean K9 Rescue where we CAN make a difference together to change the stigma and show the world rescue dogs ROCK!

More pics from magazine here: https://www.poppaganda.net/2017/11/20/vman-2018-calendar-bruce-weber/

 

And if that weren’t exciting enough…

We also had the amazing opportunity to shoot with Gregg Sulkin and The Last Magazine!

Our alumi rescue dog’s Lumi (now Ernie), Carrot (now Kenzo) & Sugar (still Sugar) were photographed by #maxpapendieckwith actor #greggsulkin for #thelastmagazine article below last month! Thanks to everyone involved and for supporting KK9R!

Follow our alumni’s on instagram! @erniethepoodlebear @topdogkenzo @sugarandhoneychee

#adoptdontshop #puppystars #spreadtheword #banthedogmeattrade

And in EVEN more exciting news we were invited by Foster Dogs NYC to join an amazon.com party and also PETCON where some of our dogs met Jamie Chung!

 

 

WOW right? We couldn’t be happier for all of this support!! We can’t wait to see what the future brings! Thanks all for making this happen!

 

 

 

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