Korean students learn from Washougal animal shelter

Korean students visit Washougal shelter

WASHOUGAL, Wash. -- Four college students traveled all the way from South Korea to Washougal to see cats at the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society.

"We don't have shelters like this in Korea," said Yuree Ko. "We want to find out how to do something like this in our country."

The students, all clad in red shirts with the words LG Global Challenger, were winners in a contest asking young people what they could do to improve their planet.

"LG had 4,000 entries and selected 30 for students to research," explained shelter volunteer Caroline Reiswig.  

"They'll write about successes they see here and apply for additional funding from LG," added Sharon Asker, the Executive Director of the shelter.

The students also visited Larch Corrections Center in Yacolt, Washington where they have a successful cat adoption program.

Inmates work with difficult cats to get them ready to go to homes.

"This is something we want to bring to youth detention centers in Korea," explained the students. "We want to bring hope to teens who don't feel much love."

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