Kim Hee-chul: “Dog adoption rate has increased due to the pandemic, but also the number of abandoned dogs. We need responsibility”

Super Junior Kim Hee-chul stressed the responsibility regarding our four-leg companions.    

On Dec 23rd, Hey Mari, a pet magazine, posted on its official Instagram account an interview with Kim Hee-chul, who will appear on the cover of its 1st issue in 2022.

Super Junior Kim Hee-chul

Kim Hee-chul began to deliver what he wanted to say to potential dog owners after expressing his feelings about taking a photoshoot with his pet dog, Gi-bok, which he started raising in 2019.

Super Junior Kim Hee-chul

He shared, “At first, I took the puppy home with me just thinking that ‘Maybe I should spend some time with a pet?’. However, after actually raising one, I realized that I need more effort, time, and communication than I had thought.”

Super Junior Kim Hee-chul

Since then, Kim Hee-chul has visited various experts to seek advice and tried his best for his dog. However, Kim Hee-chul felt sorry after realizing that not all pet owners are doing their best for their companions.

Super Junior Kim Hee-chul
Super Junior Kim Hee-chul

Kim Hee-chul said, “I heard that more people are adopting dogs these days due to the pandemic.”

Some decided to bring home a dog because they cannot travel anywhere and have nowhere to go to. But as they take care of the dogs, they realize it’s harder than they thought. That’s why there are more dogs being abandoned. What’s clear here is that, raising not only dogs but all lives, requires a lot of responsibilities,” Hee-chul emphasized.

Super Junior Kim Hee-chul

Kim Hee-chul also showed his respect for people who take in and raise abandoned dogs. “I really respect them because I think they need to have the love and interaction that is 10 times more than others,” he said.


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