WEACT is a registered non-profit organization in Korea and the U.S. dedicated to rescuing, treating, rehabilitating, and rehoming abused dogs in Korea. WEACT is 100% volunteer-run by crew members who are committed to running all aspects of rescue operations.

WEACT has rescued around 1294 dogs from the brink of death and found loving forever families for over 1171 dogs


WEACT rescues dogs from abuse and neglect at dogmeat farms, slaughterhouses, puppy mills, natural disasters and emergencies. For all our dogs, we manage the entire process from their initial rescue to their adoptions.


Upon rescue, all our dogs are immediately sent to our partner vets where they get thoroughly tested and treated. After the necessary medical treatments, our dogs begin their preparations for a new life at our foster homes, our shelter or a training facility.


After an extended period of time in loving foster homes or our shelter, we begin searching for our dogs’ furever families domestically and internationally via individual adopters or with the help of overseas partner groups. Since 2018, WEACT has successfully rehomed over 1171 dogs.

Founded by two women, who ran into each other cleaning up dog poop at a dogmeat farm.

On July 22nd 2018,
Ivy and Annie ran into each other on Hanam dogmeat farm: Annie was cleaning up dog poop and Ivy was transporting her rescue dogs. The two instantly connected because they were glad to meet another English speaker and they shared a common passion: saving dogs. Little did they know at the time that this chance encounter will eventually turn into a formidable friendship that has rescued over 1,076 Korean dogs together.

Weact KOREA - Annie Ham
Weact USA 501(c)(3) - Ivy Yoon

Our History

  • Jun 2018

    Hanam Dogmeat farm
  • Oct 2018

    Gwangju Dogmeat Farm | Neglect at Seocho Dog Cafe| Physical Abuse in Hanam
  • Nov 2018

    Byeolnae Dogmeat farm
  • Jan 2019

    Neglect at Galmae Bridge | Neglect in Ulsan | Jeju Island Strays | Gapyeong City-run Shelter Euthanasia | Gangnam Animal Hospital Strays
  • Feb 2019

    Hanam Construction Site Strays | Beolgyo Dog Slaughterhouse
  • Mar 2019

    Hongseong Dogmeat farm
  • Apr 2019

    Goseong wildfire | Incheon Strays
  • May 2019

    Yangsan Dogmeat Farm | Hwasoon Strays
  • Jul 2019

    Cheonan Dog Slaughterhouse
  • Nov 2019

    Cheonan Animal Hoarder | Incheon Strays | Neglect in Incheon
  • Dec 2019

    Siheung Dogmeat Farm
  • Jan 2020

    Anseong Dogmeat Farm
  • May 2020

    WEACT registered as a non-profit in South Korea
  • Jun 2020

    Nowon Animal Hoarder
  • Jul 2020

    Neglect at Dongtan Construction Site | Neglect at Hanam Abandoned House
  • Aug 2020

    Cheonan Flood | Neglect in Uijeongbu
  • Sep 2020

    Gobok Dogmeat Farm
  • Nov 2020

    Abuse at Nonhyeondong | Neglect at Yangju
  • Dec 2020

    Chuncheon Illegal Puppy Mill | Locked in a Car Trunk at Deungchondong | Neglect in Donghae | Neglect in Dangjin
  • Jan 2021

    Mange-infected Strays in Ganghwa Island
  • Feb 2021

    Scabies-infected Strays in Cheongdo | Neglect in Moojoo | Inje City-run Shelter Euthanasia | Abandoned in Goyang | Busan City-run Shelter Euthanasia
  • Mar 2021

    Hwaseong Dogmeat Farm | Neglect in Donghae
  • Apr 2021

    Gimpo Gimpo Dogmeat Farm
  • May 2021

    Gimpo Hyangsanri Dogmeat Farm
  • Jun 2021

    Eumseong Dog Hanging Slaughterhouse | Neglect in Gwacheon
  • Jul 2021

    Yeongyang City-run Shelter Euthanasia | Mange-infected Strays in Ganghwa Island | Hampyeong City-run Shelter Euthanasia
  • Aug 2021

    Gumi Dog Farm | Physical Abuse on a Truck in Pohang
  • Sep 2021

    Mapo Animal Hoarder | Yangpyeong Strays
  • Oct 2021

    Yesan City-run Shelter
  • Nov 2021

    Neglect in Yongin Mountains | Yeoju Dogmeat Restaurant
  • Dec 2021

    Namyangju Puppy Mills in Ilpaedong | Boar Trap in Namyangju
  • Jan 2022

    Neglect in Hwaseong
  • Feb 2022

    WEACT underwent an internal restructuring and developed a new organization infrastructure | Neglect in Andong
  • Mar 2022

    WEACT designated as a public nonprofit corporation in South Korea | Uljin Wildfire
  • Apr 2022

    Hwaseong Ditch Strays | Boar Trap in Hwaseong | Neglect in Yangsan | Physical Abuse in Jeongeup
  • Jun 2022

    Jeongeup Animal Abuse
  • Jul 2022

    Uijeonbu Backyard Breeding | Jeongeup Dog Slaughter
  • Aug 2022

    Neglect in Moongyeong
  • Jan 2023

    Physical Abuse in Jeongok Port
  • Apr 2023

    Neglect at Seoul City Station | Neglect at Yongin restaurant | Neglect at Yeongdeungpo Station | Yongin Strays | Yongin City-run Shelter
  • May 2023

    Namyangju Puppy Mills in Ipaedong | Namyangju Puppy Mills in Ipaedong-2 | Namyangju Animal Hoarder in Ilpaedong
  • Jun 2023

    Namyangju Puppy&Kitten Mills in Ipaedong-3 | Eumseong Dog Hanging Slaughterhouse

Designer, Artist, Cellist, Teacher, Researcher, Business Owner, a.k.a. Korean dogs' guardians.

  • Founder

    Hyeongsun Annie Ham

  • Training

    Songyi J.

  • Rescue

    Nakyung S.

  • Rescue Acter

    Jieun G.k

  • Foster&Adoption

    Sieun L.

  • Flight

    Chanmi P. Soyoung J.

  • The Home Staff

    Jiseon N. Mingyeong J.

  • The Home Staff

    Sangu K. Gwonho L.

  • The Home Staff

    Huigyeong R. Soyeong K.

  • The Home Acter

    Joohee H. Heejin K.

  • The Home Acter

    Jiae Y. Junglim L.

  • The Home Acter

    Hyunjin C. Minseo S.

  • The Home Acter

    Jihyeon G. Jonghyo P.

  • The Home Acter

    Jihyun Y. Jayoon K.

  • The Home Acter

  • SNS

    Jina I. Miso K.

  • SNS

    Heejin K. Soonji L.

  • Web Acter

    Shinae K. Hyunjin B.

  • Web Acter

    Youngbin S. Jimin L.

  • Translation Acter

    Seowon J. Jisoo T.

  • Translation Acter

    Jiwon S. Grace C.

  • Translation Acter

    Robyn P.

  • Brand

    Dabin H. Ayoeon L.

  • Brand Acter

    Hyeonhui L. Seobin H.

  • Brand Acter

    Minjin L.

  • Support

    Hyemi K. Soyeon L.

  • Support

    Jeonghyeon K. Mina O.

  • Support Acter

    Hyejin K.


    Irie M. Jessie C.


    Katherine S.

Our Partners

It takes a global village to save and rehome Korean rescue dogs! Our international network of partner rescue groups & organizations is the key to our rescue dogs' freedom & happiness.

Our Sponsors