Busan City announced a Companion Animal Welfare and Cultural Center opened in Yeonje-gu on November 22 after three months of test operations.
The three-story building was built on a 366 square meter area in Geoje-dong, Yeonje-gu. The center will not only provide assistance regarding pet adoption, but also educate citizens and residents alike on pet etiquettes, pet behavior consulting, and various other pet related topics.
The number of pet raising households in Busan exceeds 15 to 16 percent of the total number of households in Busan and is expected to grow every year. The pilot operation began when pet-related issues started to arise, including civil complaints against neighbors with pets, pets being released into the wild, pet abuse or accidents. The City of Busan has decided to approach these problems by educating pet owners and those without pets, instead of penalizing them.
The stray animals admitted into the center will be provided with a health checkup, potty training, behavior training, and spay and neuter surgery before their adoption process.
Busan Companion Animal Welfare and Cultural Center
○ Address: 18-6, Geojesijang-ro, Yeonje-gu, Busan
○ Hours of Operation: 10 a.m. – 5: 00 p.m.
○ Closed: Every Sunday and Monday, National Holidays
○ For more info.: (051)853-1335