SaveKoreanDogs.org is a registered non profit org registered in Korea. The board of directors consists of four, Nami Kim, JW Park, Madeline Warren and Tracey Pitz and six members who are animal rights activists on frontline.
We are a very small activist group that operates out of Sanctuary, located in Gimpo city, 1-2 hours (depending on the traffic) north of Seoul facing the West Sea, S. Korea. We are in the midst of paddy fields, very picturesque surroundings for dogs to go for walks. The shelter is about 500 sq.m big, able to house from 50 to 150 dogs, all our dogs are meat trader survivors rescued from meat farms and slaughterhouses. They stay with us while getting veterinary/medical treatment and warm up for a new life at second chance.
Nami Kim works with activists groups in several cities in Korea, her team based in Gimpo (where the shelter is) are on the front line in the battle against the Korean dog meat trade. Working tirelessly to save as many dogs as possible from this barbaric cruelty, the team also campaign vigorously and work to educate people on the horrors they contribute to by eating man’s best friend. Nami also organize anti-dog meat campaigns inside and outside of Korea during summer Boknal (three hottest days of summer eating dog meat), engage in dialogue with the government for the legislation change and trying hard to remove dog from the livestock list. Nami kim has been working on a city of Bucheon, a suburban city of Seoul to become a dog meat free city. This was initiated by Koreandogs.org’s sister city campaign. Bucheon’s friendship city in US was Bakersfield, the major Harvey of Bakersfield informed mayor Kim of Bucheon city and we have been working together to make the city the very first city “Dog Meat Free” Mayor Kim is determined to turn this into the most Animal Friendly City in Korea. There is no more dog meat farms in the city, launched DMF project in June to get the dog meat restaurants to change the signs and menus. As of August 2017, three are on the way for the changes and we are now working on the remaining restaurants to change signs and menu.
Meet The Team
Nami Kim is the Founder and Leader of the SaveKoreanDogs Organization, a non profit registered in Gimpo city, S. Korea where our shelter is located. Nami began saving meat farm dogs five years ago and has built her name up as a leader in the Anti-Dog Meat Movement in Korea. Nami goes into illegal meat farms, negotiates with the butchers bring them to the authorities to shut down, treats the rescued dogs, and then finds them homes in the US and Canada. Nami works with activist groups in cities all across Korea to spread awareness and on a governmental level to strengthen laws and legislation.
Madeline Warren is a campaign and adoption coordinator, and a director of SaveKoreanDogs. Madeline lives in Glasgow, Scotland, fly to Korea and spends her summer for the anti dog meat campaign and spend time our dogs from 2015. Her days with us are during Boknal, three hottest day eating dog meat soup which spans over a month. She has been with us from 2015 during the campaign and very successful with the media coverage. Her dedication to save the dogs this way is beyond description. We had 17 media including major TV station such as SBS, KBS abd MBC in summer 2016. Some Koreans Nami met says “The British lady with the huge signs at the city hall”
Madeline used to protested at the main entrance of national assembly hall of Korea which led our team to knock at the doors of the congressman Pyo and opened the doors to the government political level campaign for SaveKoreanDogs.
Tracey Pitz is based in Welland, near Toronto, Canada. Tracey joined SaveKroeanDogs as a director in 2017, she has been the admin of Auction page from July 2016, a big supporter of SaveKoreanDogs. Auction funds used to take care of our vet bills and all other big bills. From 2018, the funds from the Auction will go to the bus banner ads (our first therapy dog, Sweet Caroline as a model) and a billboard in the city of Bucheon that is going to be the future dog meat free.
Here is the link. You can donated your used items and help the dogs. https://www.facebook.com/groups/139486553131434
JW Park is one of the directors on board. JW is an architect based in Gimpo city where our shelter is located. He helps us with the local adoption and promote SaveKoreanDogs in the local environment. We had a plan to build another sanctuary for the sick dogs near our shelter.
Mr.H.S Kim is an adviser of Savekoreandogs, he is in charge of animal welfare of Bucheon city that is going to be the very first city of “Dog meat Free Zone” in Asia. Mayor Kim, Man Soo of Bucheon city is determined to the ongoing “No More Dog Meat in the City” H.S Kim and Nami worked on several meat farms and puppy mills in the city in the city. The largest 300 dogs meat farm shut down in summer 2016 was one of those. There is no dog meat farms in the city as of September 2017. H.S Kim and Nami are working on the dog meat restaurants to change the signs and the menu. As of November 2017, we have successfully had three dog meat restaurants shut down and five are changing the menu and signs. We have about a dozen more to work on in the year of 2018.
BS Kim is our adviser, he owns his own training school in Ilsan city, western part of Seoull. He is currently doing his master’s degree on therapy dogs and depression. He is the one who selected Sweet Caroline to become a therapy dog.
Sun is one of our part time animal transporters going to the airport and run errands to quarantine office and animal clinics. Sun’s has been with us for two years, he is readily available for our dogs. He is an excellent driver taking care of dogs very well.
WE HIRE PART TIMERS TO KEEP THE OVERHEAD LOW. WE HAVE A CARE GIVER, THREE PART TIME ANIMAL TRANSPORTERS AND A CARPENTER WORKING FOR US WHENEVER WE NEED THEIR SERVICES.
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