61-year-old Jung Myoung Sook from South Korea has been saving dogs for the last 26 years. So far, she has rescued over 200 pups and takes care of them all. Sook is not well-off, but she does not only take care of strays, she also buys ill-fated pups that are meant to be sold to restaurants. In South Korea, dogs are still killed for food and are mostly eaten by the older generation.
“My babies aren’t hungry,” Sook said. “They can play and live freely here. Some people talk about me, saying, ‘Why is that beggar-like middle-aged woman smiling all the time?’ But I just focus on feeding my babies. I’m happy and healthy.”
Sook gets help from people fascinated with her loving heart. But she also had to move 7 times due to neighbors’ complaints about the noise.