Tell us about your companion animal.
I always loved animals, ever since I was little. But with pediatric asthma which I had until was 6 years old, I wasn’t allowed to have a pet at home. And, as soon as I moved out of my parents’ house as an adult, I started living with Ken, my first furry companion – whom I shared life with for 15 years, and passed away a month ago. During the first year with him, I started to get more involved in the abandoned dog issues. The second year, I started animal rescues as well as temporary care. Many abandoned dogs stayed at my house, and at the moment, Choco the Maltese and Somang the mixed breed – who gained a lot of attention in the animal rescue circle due to the “Gwanghwamun animal abuse” that went viral – are staying here. Choco’s been with me for over 10 years now, and Somang, more than 5 years.