In Ms. Jung's shelter, dogs live in complete freedom and can come and go as they please, even in her house. Park explained that there are between 150 and 200 dogs living with her. The 60-year-old woman suffers from certain health problems, but she still puts her dogs' needs first.
There is no exclusivity. All dogs are welcome at Ms. Jung's, but she prioritizes old and sick dogs when it comes to treatment. Sometimes she cannot pay the veterinarian fees, but things always seem to work out in the end. All she cares about is the well-being of her rescued dogs.
But Ms. Junghas another big responsibility - getting families to adopt the dogs. In South Korea, there is an overpopulation of needy dogs, and not all of them can be saved. In order to keep rescuing as many dogs as possible, she also has to get the healthy pups into homes as quickly as possible.
Puppy factories - where puppies are "produced" - are also plentiful, as the government recently announced that it will aid these millsfinancially.
Source : Free Korean DogsAbandonment increases the stray population, and strays are the easiest targets for slaughter. The accumulation of all these problems makes adoption very difficult. There are more dogs than families who want dogs in South Korea.Park continued:
People just don't like to adopt dogs from meat farms. In general, people in Korea see 'pet' dogs as dogs [who are] small, cute and pretty. But most dogs rescued from a dog meat farm or markets are big dogs.
The associations then look for families in other countries. Park's organization specializes in sending meat farm dogs from South Korea to the United States. 11 pups arrived in New York in December, most recently.