Nami’s mom’s gift to the dogs
Her struggle against South Korea’s dog meat industry has helped to raise awareness of the appalling brutality of this business and has inspired countless others from around the world to stand up and take action. Nami’s courage and dedication towards saving these poor dogs is almost unprecedented and her efforts have received worldwide support. Her greatest supporter by far is her sweet, 93-year-old mother!
To help Nami build a second facility which will be used as playground for the rescued dogs, Nami’s mom donated over $230,000 USD. Thank you so much, Nami’s mom, for your incredible generosity! Nami’s mother has been there to support her daughter through this very difficult battle, providing much-needed encouragement as Nami continues her work. We wish there were more people like Nami and her mom in Korea; the barbarism of the dog meat industry would surely end much sooner.
Below is what Nami shared on April 5, 2017:
My 92 year old mom (she will be 93 years old in July) had donated US$150,000 last month to build another sanctuary for the sick dogs. I purchased a small piece of land with her previous donation of $80,000 in January.
She often invites those visiting us to her home to say, “Thank you for coming all this way to save the dogs”. She lets me use her credit cards to buy nice meals and souvenirs.
My mother wanted to leave something for the sick and older dogs. Our rescued dogs are all young because most of the meat dogs are killed by the butcher’s knives before reaching 12 months old.
The architect’s plan is completed, and it’s very small, but will be the home for the sick. I bought the land (450 sq.meters) located between our shelter and Hong’s, which is 200 meters away from us. It will be ready by the end of June.
We have a balance from the funds raised by START Rescue in December 2016 while I was in LA, and this will be used to build the fences.
On February 7, 2018, Nami posted an update which follows below:
This parcel of land is right next to our shelter and will be used as a playground and training facility for the dogs, instead. The engineers came and surveyed the land yesterday, and confirmed it will be available in March.
Madeline comes to see my mom every summer when she is with us. My mom misses her.”
While we are all filled with joy knowing the horrors these puppies have been saved from, the work doesn’t end with their rescue. It takes a great deal of money to keep the sanctuary afloat, pay the enormous medical costs, pay staff to run the shelter, transport them to their foster/forever homes and continue the rescue work. Won’t you please help by donating whatever you can to this ongoing effort? Thank you!