KAPS: Daegu

재단법인 한국동물보호협희
Shelter Director(s): Sue Kum CEO, Sunnan Kum Founder
Location: Daegu - 대구

KAPS began when Sunnan Kum, KAPS' Founder, was adamant that her husband and children share the family apartment with five cats who desperately needed homes. Her husband disagreed and demanded that Sunnan do something. Sunnan obliged - by taking money from her husband's drugstore business and buying a house for the animals. That purchase has since grown into the Korean Animal Protection Society, which Sunnan has overseen since 1982. Her love for animals has manifested itself as two KAPS shelters:

  • A cat shelter, still in the Daegu house that Sunnan bought in 1982, holds 70 to 100 cats and a handful of dogs.
  • A dog shelter in Daegu can keep up to 80 small and big dogs. Previously located in the third and fourth floors of a building, the shelter moved down the street in October 2010 to a cleaner seven-room, first-floor facility with a fenced-in area.

KAPS works on behalf of the animal whom are discarded for a host of reasons: the abused, the dog meat trade victims, the stray, the relinquished... While these animals all come from sad pasts, we can help make their future bright by volunteering our time and resources to help the animals of KAPS.

You Can Help!

KAPS is thankful for all their volunteers and would love if you would like to join our team! Feel free to join KAPS' Facebook page and/or contact KAPS.Volunteering (at) gmail.com to learn more about how you can become involved. We need help both at the shelter - taking photos, grooming the animals, cleaning the shelter; and beyond - fundraising, transporting animals to a foster home, campaigning for animal rights... The ways to help are endless! Our volunteers are our greatest asset - we are so thankful for them!

For more about visiting the shelter, click here: http://www.koreananimals.net/kaps_shelter_en. For a full explanation of rules, more information about the shelter, and safety with animals, please see KAPS Volunteer Handbook.

Adopting or Fostering

Our Daegu Adoption and Foster Coordinators can be reached at the following emails...
KAPS.Adoption (at) gmail.com for more information on adopting.
KAPS.Fostering (at) gmail.com for more information on fostering.

The Adoption and the Fostering Application Process both take between 5-10 days. Please understand that KAPS Coordinators work full time jobs as they volunteer to help the animals of Korea.

KAPS Adoption and Foster Application Process can be found on our Facebook note. Our applications are to the right under "Forms to Download." Thank you for your interest!

We also have weekly videos created by a dedicated volunteer to tug at your heartstrings. Please consider our babies for adoption!

Animals Sheltered

  • Birds
  • Cats
  • Dogs (large)
  • Dogs (small)
  • Ferrets
  • Guinea pigs
  • Hamsters
  • Hedgehogs
  • Rabbits
  • Other

Getting Involved

Volunteering: Yes
Fostering: Yes
Donations Needed:
  • Funds
  • Wet dog food
  • Dry dog food
  • Wet cat food
  • Dry cat food
  • Dog leashes
  • Collars
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Grooming supplies
  • Crates
  • Beds and bedding
  • Cat towers
  • Other
Donation Details:

Donations are always welcome and we thank you for improving the animals' comfort while they await forever homes. If you would like to donate any items, please feel free to drop the items off at the shelter during KAPS' opening hours. Or contact a KAPS Coordinator (please click "Contact Information" in blue above), or write on KAPS' Facebook wall, if you need more details about what we need and how to get it to us. Thank you!

Alternatively to donate money please visit our main page: www.koreananimals.net and click on 'Donation'.

Getting There

Need Appointment to Visit: No
Hours of Operation:
9am-5pm Daily accept Mondays and Thursdays with lunch from 1pm-2pm
Directions:

KAPS' Daegu Dog Shelter and Cat Shelter are just down the street from one another in Daemyoung-dong. Please try to visit after 2pm - the morning is for cleaning, and the staff's lunch break is from 1pm-2pm. The shelter is open from 9am-5pm daily and you can dog walk every day but Mondays and Thursdays.

Find maps and directions to the cat and dog shelters here: http://www.koreananimals.net/kaps_shelter_en

Your First Visit
If it is your first time visiting KAPS, then we recommend coming along to one of our organised events, which you can find on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/KAPSAnimals). We run monthly dog walks in the Spring and Autumn and bath days and other events in the Summer and Winter.

Please feel free to also familiarize yourself more with KAPS first by reading our Volunteer Handbook as you will find almost everything you need to know here! We appreciate you wanting to come and help. Thank you!

Links

Files to Download

Comments

hakuna.matata's picture

Hey Nicole! I just sent you an email about visiting the cat and dog shelters in Daegu this weekend, hopefully today! Are you the correct person to contact? If not, could you point me in the right direction? It is my first visit so I'd rather not just "show up".

adoptbullies's picture

AREN'T THESE JUST THE MOST GORGEOUS PUPS YOU HAVE EVER SEEN!!!!

So many of these guys have spent many many years at the Boeun sanctuary...this is the first video ever posted for them! As Boeun is no kill sanctuary, many of them where be here for years to come unless someone takes a chance to foster, adopt or advocate for them. Please contact KAPS expats to help you. Yes, many of them will need time to adjust to living in a home as they have spent so much time living in a shelter, but like so many of the great adoptions from Asan and other shelters represented on ARK, its never too late to help a dog. ARK is always here to offer advice and lend support...so you are never alone post-fostering/adoption!!!

KAPS Foster and Adoption Policies:
http://www.facebook.com/notes/kaps-korean-animal-protection-society/kaps...

Contact Michelle a volunteer and adoption coordinator on Boeun Site:
http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/users/shellyvv

Contact Kate an adoption coordinator at kaps.adoption@gmail.com

Please dont let they guys just waste away behind concrete walls, and dirt lots...help them know what a family really is, help them to mentally become stimulated again, help them to see how much greater life can be!

adoptbullies's picture

Look Boeun Dogs are getting some attention! Check out their recent album! http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.355014921231745.78277.152371004...

adoptbullies's picture

Please consider adopting from KAPS; many available dogs every week! If you are from N America it is extremely easy and affordable to fly a pet home. Europe, SA, NZ and Aussie is a bit harder and more expensive but possible. http://www.facebook.com/groups/petsittingnetwork/10150867248113860/

KAPS allows fostering too! http://www.facebook.com/notes/kaps-korean-animal-protection-society/kaps...

If you are from NAmerica and have said to yourself that it is not fair to have a dog in an apartment, then please consider the space they have in the shelter. ANY SPACE you have to offer, will be more than what they have now! With appropriate exercise, good nutrition, training and security any shelter dog can become a great pet in an apartment or a mansion. Even if you have a McMansion you probably are going to find that dog in the same place when at home---under your feet. ^^

Get involved today, see what happens when individuals work together: http://www.animalrescuekorea.org/blog/adoptbullies/when-people-work-toge...

shyshytucker's picture

I just wanted to share this picture for everyone that has been thinking about adopting an adult dog from KAPS, or any shelter for that matter. This is Dixon who was severely underweight and seemed sick when taken from the shelter. A visit to the vet concluded that all he needed was simple care and love! Now here is.... a happy little meatball winning over the hearts of everyone he meets with his sparkling personality! :) Try not to overlook every sick or weak looking pup you see. It brings me to tears to think of things could have been had I not taken a chance on Dixon. ♡

marlajoy's picture

I couldn't agree more! Dogs have the most amazing ability to overcome whatever they dealt with in the past to become the most amazing companions, full of love and fun! :)

Karen's picture

I love this photo!