As you may or may not know, we had to demolish parts of our Chungju Animal Shelter after receiving various complaints against it. Most of the complaints were made by people who were supposed to be animal rights activists themselves.
In South Korea, there are no laws for regulating private animal shelters, which is why things get ambiguous when it comes to complaints and local government orders to shut down. But we couldn’t simply shut up shop like that because we have animals that were saved from dog slaughterhouses and all kinds of other abuse that we have to continue to look after and find homes for.
Our staff and other volunteer activists worked on the demolishing task, and due to the number of people involved, we were able to finish the job on time.
We requested permission to legalize, and standards for, the Cheongju shelter, and received a positive answer by way of an official letter.
We now have to start the reconstruction.
It is estimated that, as a minimum, we’ll need around 5 million KRW for the materials, and 4 million KRW for labour and miscellaneous expenses: 9 million KRW in total. We also need more workers to help her work more technically.
Most of the donations we receive are used for the treatment and feeding of the 600 animals in our care, and the upkeep of the shelter. Consequently, our finances are stretched and we have little spare cash for such a project.
We only have you to rely on, so we are once again asking for your help.
Please consider making a donation so the animals in our care will have a safe place to wait for their forever families.