May: Aww, I "rescued" a stray cat. It's so small and helpless, and so cute.
June: Anybody know where to get cat food and kitty litter here? Are there any vets that can take care of cats?
November: Hey, I need a cat-sitter for six weeks because I have an English camp next month and then I'm going to Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. Manhee Gam-sah! Sayonara!
March: Well, its time to leave Korea, anybody want a cat? She's cute but a little jumpy. I guess she's still upset about being neglected and abandoned by Koreans like that.
Substitute dogs or rabbits if you'd like, it's ridiculous how frequently that pattern occurs. Do everyone a favor and don't "rescue" any pets in Korea if you don't have roots or ties here, because you'll just end up giving the poor thing away to someone else in a few months. And don't sit there and say "I'm not like that" because you probably are.