Yoo Yeon Seok does volunteer work at a shelter of 150 abandoned dogs, “I hope the prejudice against adoption changes”

On the morning of March 12th, SBS’s “TV Animal Farm” showed Yoo Yeon Seok becoming a “dream man” at an animal shelter in Gyeonggi-do which is housing over 150 abandoned dogs because they were short of staff.

Earlier, Yoo Yeon Seok adopted an abandoned dog and named it ‘Rita’. Regarding his pet dog, the actor said, “He was rescued from a place where 1,500 dogs were kept in a bad environment. Our meeting was like fate. I had been looking for information about adoption on SNS sites from time to time, and one day, I saw Rita, a pretty dog with a very bright. I wondered why such a pretty dog was not being adopted.”

As a result, Yoo Yeon Seok decided to become a dependable fence for Rita and they have been living as a family for over a year now. The actor said, “I still keep up with the news about the rescued dogs. The fact that I became interested in the process of adopting abandoned dogs led me to participate in overseas adoption volunteer work. I think it would be very meaningful if I appear on Animal Farm and change people’s perceptions of adopting abandoned dogs”. Yoo Yeon Seok’s warm words drew admiration from viewers.

Before starting his volunteer work, Yoo Yeon Seok mentioned that he is quite famous among dogs. As soon as he arrived at the animal shelter, the puppies flocked to him. The actor also hugged the puppies and showed his love for them.

That day, Yoo Yeon Seok was given the task of preparing meals for more than 150 dogs. It was not an easy task because each dog had a different menu, and there were also various medications to be given to them. Nevertheless, Yoo Yeon Seok expressed his affection, saying, “The working environment is great. I can feel that the dogs are cared for and loved. These dogs are so lovely that you may adopt them as soon as you see them.”

He continued, “There may be a prejudice that abandoned dogs tend to look depressed and wary of humans. However, the dogs in this shelter get along well with each other and have cheerful personalities. They all welcome people.”

Upon seeing the mountain of dishes piled up after the dogs finished their meals, Yoo Yeon Seok exclaimed, “Seriously?”. When asked if he had ever washed this many dishes before, he responded, “I’ve never done it, even in the military.” Yoo Yeon Seok’s volunteer work at the shelter will continue in next week’s episode.

Source: Daum

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