SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, May 31, 2018 — The Seoul Animal Care Center, run by the Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG), provides a “companion animal adoption” class for the citizens who want to adopt abandoned animals.
The class offers knowledges and information that are essential for those who adopt an abandoned pet and for promoting a desirable “pet culture.” It is held for an hour from 2 p.m. every Sunday at the Center.
The class is widely open to those interested, but it is a mandatory to the citizens who plan to adopt pets from the Center. They also have a separate animal behavior modification training class for their pets’ housebreaking, exercise and socialization.
Since it opened in October 2017, the Center has adopted a total of 42 abandoned animals, and is currently protecting 23 animals waiting to be adopted.
Meanwhile, the SMG will expand support for neutering and spaying, vaccination, and behavior modification for the animals to be adopted in order to encourage more citizens to adopt abandoned them.
The SMG says that it will provide enough preliminary education on the responsibilities and duties of the pet owners, which will contribute to preventing animal abandonment and establishing a harmonious environment where people and animals are able to be coexisted.
Those who want to participate in the class can apply at the Seoul Public Service Reservation System (http://yeyak.seoul.go.kr) or by phone.