Volunteers in Korea Fight to Rescue Dogs to be
Kept as Pets and not Food
MuttShacker, Young Lee is doing groundbreaking work in
establishing the first MuttShack dog rescue safe houses in Jang
Yu, South Korea.
The houses are staffed by volunteers who take care of the rescued
dogs, socialize them and get them healthy and then promote them
and find them new homes.
Young Lee, Project Coordinator, and her own rescued dogs Tatum,
Jasmine and Sunday.
Yu Safe House
Pictured here at our Jang Yu "Safe House for Street Angels" are
four of five adorable rescued puppies.
These puppies were born in the City Animal Shelter and were
rescued and brought to the safe house with their mommy. The
fifth puppy was very weak and was undergoing medical care when
this photo was taken.
safe house presently has about
30 dogs that live cage free during the day. Dogs that are
rescued from the city shelter, and abuse situations, are vetted, spayed/neutered and
vaccinated before being brought in. Dogs are then promoted
and adopted through our online Korean network and discussion
Reports are posted daily of the number of animals, their health
conditions, their adoptive prospects and status as well as
photos, and all expenses of the day.
As soon as a dog is adopted and there is room for more,
volunteers pull/rescue more animals from the City Animal
is a tough fight because
we have to fight to rescue dogs and we have to be careful
when we adopt that they are not taken for food" says Young.
All dogs at the safe house are adopted in Korea after thorough
screening and home checks. Young is adamant that dogs not
be brought to America. She has been working to find homes
in Los Angeles for shelter dogs for many years. "There are
enough of dogs in Los Angeles to rescue here" she says.
It is not just dogs that are getting our attention but cats as
Young and her group at Jang Yu are
working with the City Animal Shelter to implement a Trap Neuter
Release program for cats.
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receiving many requests from rescuers and groups, and we want to bring
in more food, supplies and assistance.
The Safe House needs
ongoing food, supplies and medical care. Animals brought
to the safe house are rescued animals from the streets, abuse
situations and shelters. Your help is needed to take
full advantage of this wonderful opportunity to effect change in
If you would like to be a part of
this rescue effort, please sign up to be a
volunteer or become a
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