KAPS: Daegu

재단법인 한국동물보호협희
Shelter Director(s): Jonga Choi
Location: Daegu - 대구

From the KAPS website: "Korean Animal Protection Society (KAPS) founder Son-Ran Geum established a first animal shelter in Daegu 1982. Son-Ran purchased a piece of land a short walking distance from Daemyong Station and began to accept sick and unwanted animals. KAPS was founded in 1991 and at the time of moving the shelter animals to the new shelter, was home to 150 animals. The Daemyong shelter was closed in 2015 and all the animals were relocated to the new shelters."

Animals Sheltered

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



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


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!!!

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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!