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Posted by Yaki-Jones 27 days ago

Keumjo speaks up on her thoughts about rescue dogs

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Former Nine Muses member Keumjo spoke up on her thoughts regarding rescue dogs. 

On August 29th, Keumjo took to her Instagram story to share her thoughts on rescue dogs. She wrote, "Just because they are rescue dogs, that doesn't mean that they are all hurt and have behavioral issues. There are newborns in the shelter, dogs who are friendly with people, and there are dogs who got potty trained from their foster homes. There are even pedigree breeds too."

She continued, "I have been fostering dogs who haven't had much human contact so I'm a little worried about entrenching the stereotype surrounding rescue dogs. It's because I choose to foster that kind of dog. I'm beyond happy every time I see them gradually open up to people." 

She wrapped up by saying, "I believe negative stereotypes of rescue dogs should be changed."

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laboumparty
laboumparty122 pts 27 days ago 2
27 days ago

As someone who volunteers at animal shelters, I wholeheartedly agree with Keumjo. While Heechul's comments didn't mean any harm, there's already a stigma within society about rescue animals. That they're hard to take care of, they're untrained, old, skittish, or aggressive. And frankly, that's just not always true. As Keumjo says, rescue animals are just regular pets. It's important to not be intimidated by the fact that a pet is a rescue or to define an animal's existence by it. Every animal deserves to be treated equally and fairly. I will just say one last thing, if you're thinking of getting a pet, think again. And again. And do research. And do more research. Because 99% of the animals I've worked with in shelters have come from people who were ill-prepared or didn't know how to properly handle owning a pet. They get a pet and that animal ends up in a shelter less than 2 years later. Dogs live for 10-15 years. Cats for 12-17. Rabbits for 10-12. Tortoises for 30-50. Birds for 15-80. Know what you're getting into before getting a pet, no matter where that animal comes from.

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Evbakk24
Evbakk24134 pts 27 days ago 0
27 days ago

Keumjo is amazing!!!!!!!

And honestly animals deserve better than to be left or killed when people don't want them!

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