Woman Travels All The Way To South Korea To Rescue A Dog From Being Eaten

A British woman flew all the way to South Korea to save a dog from being eaten, whose legs had already been chopped off by a butcher.

Sometimes, love takes us clear across the opposite side of the planet for that person or animal – which is strictly what one British woman did. She flew all the thanks to South Korea so as to save lots of a dog from being eaten. Sadly, his legs had already been chopped off by a butcher. Back in June 2017, Rafi Sahin, from London, was checking out a rescue dog in the UK. She’d contacted various charities, only to be kept getting told that the dogs had been rehomed. Then, at some point , the 33-year-old psychological state worker and college student, happened to read a piece of writing about the Yulin Dog Meat Festival in China. This was the catalyst that sent her through a series of events, all of which led to her rescue this dog.

The article she read first sent her to the CARE’s website – a Korean organization dedicated to rescuing dogs from the dog meat trade. It had been thereon site that she first fell crazy with Jindol, a Korean Jindo who’d been found on the road “starving and scared of people” after having had his back legs chopped off. She made a call and commenced the adoption process. At first, the charity was surprised, thinking that his disability would be a deal-breaker. But after six months of vaccines, health checks, and inspections, Rafi was ready to take him home. When Jindol first was rescued, the poor dog was “filthy, thin and needed to be nursed back to health.” Since his adoption, Rafi has taken him to varied amputation specialists and is now starting a fundraiser campaign for him to undergo a bionic leg procedure that might allow him to measure a pain-free life.

She added, “The rescue team in Korea had shown me how Jindol’s leg stumps had been bandaged But I was once convinced that I could improve this and make it easier to form. I’ve now been through about four iterations of bandaging techniques and brought advice from tissue viability nurses, amputation specialists and tons of YouTube videos.” Rafi continued, saying, “He still has ups and downs, sores and infections to deal with and he has regular hydrotherapy to manage the impact his condition has but he’s generally a really happy boy.” In addition to Jindol, Rafi has two other dogs: a Husky/Samoyed mix named Loki, and a French bulldog called Lyra. Both of them get along well with Jane. Rafi is happy that Jindol blends perfectly with her other dogs. At first, the others were submissive, but in time they need all become great friends, and Loki and Lyra are now very protective of Jindol.

Rafi explained, “Jindol was very timid and nervous when he first arrived; he’d sit alone on his bed reception and flinch when he saw a hand being raised like he assumed he was close to be struck. He’s totally transformed since then; he’s one among the family now – he demands his own spot on the sofa and jumps up himself. He follows you around the house, especially where there could also be food. He’s a touch nervous still when he’s out somewhere new But he knows his mother and he’ll come to me for reassurance, to feel comforted and he’s soon wagging his tail again.”

This is proof that dogs are such resilient creatures and they’re just too pure for this awful world. Rafi has said that despite everything he’s been through, he still has “so much love and trust in people.” She recalled the almost all time she took him to the beach, “he was so happy it made me cry.” Ten years ago, Rafi’s life was thrown into a spiral when she developed epilepsy. Since then, she’s also been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. additionally, she also suffers from painful joints and chronic fatigue. Luckily, for Rafi she has her dogs – who move and encourage her every single day. “They get me out the house, exercising and socializing when I’m not feeling great,” Rafi said.

As for what others can neutralize order to assist more dogs like Jindol, Rafi commented, “I wanted Jindol to be ready to get the foremost out of his life and not have his disability hold him back or let his past trauma steal a cheerful future from him. People often inquire from me what they will do to assist dogs like Jindol. There are many organizations that support animals in countries with poor animal welfare standards. If you'll ’t adopt from them yourself you can help in other ways; make a donation, sign a petition to lobby for better protective laws. Adding to your animal family with a rescue is so rewarding and rehabilitating; a dog that’s never known love creates a very unique bond.”

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