SEOUL, Sept. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – Traveling to facilitate the relocation of adopted dogs to new homes abroad has gained significant popularity, particularly in the wake of the pandemic, when international travel has resumed.
Dogs rescued from distressing places such as puppy mills and breeding farms often find themselves in foreign lands due to the scarcity of suitable homes in their country of origin.
To address this issue, specialized pet moving services have emerged to transport these dogs to their overseas adoptive families. Additionally, numerous TV programs have played a vital role in raising awareness about this cause.
For instance, one pet enthusiast, inspired by singer Lee Hyo-ri’s announcement on the entertainment program “Canada Check-In” last year, embarked on a journey to New York City this month. Eo Yoon-ah, a 32-year-old office worker and an advocate for animal welfare, had previously adopted and cared for a stray dog.
When booking her ticket to New York, she reserved space for two puppies. Upon her arrival at the New York airport, she checked the puppies in as part of her luggage and lovingly handed them over to their new owners.
Ms. Eo expressed her passion for animal welfare, acknowledging that it’s not always easy to take direct action, such as volunteering at a local shelter.
She emphasized that volunteering while traveling offers an excellent opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of shelter animals with minimal effort.
Online communities and social media platforms have become hubs for individuals to share their experiences with pet moving volunteering services and seek guidance on how to get involved.
One user shared their initial apprehensions about sending a stranger’s luggage, as well as concerns about quarantine and customs.
However, upon arriving in New York and witnessing the warmth in the immigration officer’s eyes as they looked at the dog, as well as the sheer joy in the adopter’s eyes, reminiscent of a parent meeting their first child, their reservations melted away, leaving them profoundly moved by the experience.
Lina Jang (firstname.lastname@example.org)