Daejeon Paws

Shelter Director(s): Ms. Jung (정란영)
Location: Daejeon - 대전

Please see the shelter website for current information.

Information from 2013:
Ms. Jung Nan-young has been rescuing dogs for many years—many would undoubtedly have fallen victim to butchers or dogcatchers if she hadn’t stepped in.

Due to pressure from city authorities Ms. Jung had to close her first shelter in December 2008. About 70 dogs were relocated thanks to the efforts of volunteers, adopters and foster parents and the case generated enormous publicity in the English-language media. The "Daejeon 150" were featured in numerous magazine and newspaper articles, and Ms. Jung also appeared on a Korean television program.

The move was difficult for the dogs—many were elderly, and many were shy dogs who had become very attached to Ms. Jung. But she visited their new home every week for more than a year and did her best to give them the attention they needed.

In March 2010, Ms. Jung was finally in a position to reclaim 29 of her babies and bring them to the new shelter, Daejeon Paws. In November 2010, she took her eight Jindos back. Ms. Jung now has approximately 50 dogs and seven cats. Many are long-term shelter babies who would love to have real homes—in some cases, probably for the first time in their lives. The community has already rallied to help this special group of precious angels—now let’s not forget our old friends.

Animals Sheltered

  • Cats
  • Dogs (large)
  • Dogs (small)