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In this Sept. 20, 2015 photo provided by South Korean Presidential Blue House, then South Korean President Park Geun-hye is seen with dogs at the presidential blue house in Seoul, South Korea.  It was hard to imagine that ousted President Park could get any more unpopular in South Korea - until she moved out of the presidential palace and left her nine dogs behind. Just days after being removed from office by the Constitutional Court over a massive corruption scandal, an animal rights group accused Park of animal abandonment for leaving the dogs behind.  (South Korean Presidential Blue House via AP)

South Korea's former president reportedly abandoned her nine dogs when she was impeached


The latest victim of South Korea's sprawling corruption scandal: The former president's dogs.

Park Geun-hye was impeached last week, so she had to move out of the Blue House, the South Korean presidential residence.

But Sky News reports she left her nine dogs behind. She had received two Jindo hunting dogs, named Saerom and Heernang ('New' and 'Hope' in Korean) when she took office in 2013. They recently gave birth to seven puppies that are still too young to be separated from their mother.

It seems that Park Geun-hye is a person who entirely lacks empathy, whether it's for humans or animals.
Park Jeong-eon, office worker

Park, already publicly unpopular due to the ongoing scandal, was harshly criticized for leaving her dogs with Blue house office workers as she left. She will likely not face charges, since the dogs weren't "wandering without an owner in public places," to use the words of South Korea's animal cruelty law. If she is found guilty, she could be forced to pay a fine.

Jindo dogs never betray their master, but it was Park who betrayed them.
Twitter user (translated)

A presidential spokesman said the dogs would be given away to good homes, AFP reports.

But the Korea Alliance for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals complained to Korean officials, who asked the National Police Agency to investigate.

Two Jindo dogs sit on the grass at Tanung Park in Seoul, Saturday, June 10, 2000. South Korean President Kim Dae-jung plans to take two Jindo Dogs when he goes to Pyongyang Tuesday, June 13, for the first summit between the leaders of the rival Koreas. President Kim is likely to get two North Korean dogs in return. (AP Photo/Yonhap) **KOREA OUT**

Jindo dogs are known for being affectionate, watchful, strong-willed and loyal, according to


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