It was the middle of the night in April at the scene of the Goseong County wildfires, in Gangwon Province, South Korea.
We received an urgent call from one of our volunteers that a dog was in need of an immediate rescue. The dog was Joshua. He was tied up next to a toilet in the middle of an alley.
Joshua did not have a family, so the villagers had been feeding him and taking care of him.
When rescued, Joshua was covered in soot and ash and was a gray color. During a medical checkup, he was diagnosed with heartworms, and a part of his body had become necrotic due to a burn. This also put Joshua at risk of sepsis. He was given immediate treatment.
Shortly after being fostered, Joshua was adopted by a family in Vancouver, Canada.
We are continuing to rescue, treat, shelter, and find families for animals rescued from the Gangwon Province wildfires, and we greatly appreciate the support we have received from volunteers and donors both in Korea and abroad, and the cooperation of international animal rescue organizations.
If you’d like to help more dogs like Joshua, please consider making a donation.