Otu, Saved from the Flames

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This post is translated from a post on their website, and was not written by us.
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Otu was saved from the flames of the 2019 Gangwon Province forest fires. She now lives with her new adopted family in Toronto, Canada.

In the forest fires in Gangwon Province in 2019, many animals were abandoned—forgotten and left tied up—by their families who fled the devastation with no thought for the pets they were supposed to be caring for.

Many of these abandoned pets died in the flames and smoke, unable to break their chains to flee.

Some, like Otu, were saved just in time before being burned alive. 

When our staff and volunteers found Otu, she was in a horrific state. On examination at the vet’s, we discovered that her whole body was burned very badly, her thighs were broken, and she had corneal damage.

It was unsure whether she would survive even after treatment, but Otu had a strong will to live and started to recover. 

This year, after our supporters helped raise over 700,000 KRW for her plane ticket, she was united with her new family in Toronto, Canada. 

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We hope that Otu can forget the pain she has suffered, and lives a full and happy life with her new adopted family.

We sincerely thank everyone who helped Otu recover and fly to Canada. We couldn’t have done it without you.

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CARE Korea is a South Korean animal rights nonprofit that rescues, shelters, and rehomes abused and abandoned animals, mainly from the dog meat industry in South Korea.

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