Six months ago, the owner of these dogs died. The man, a pig farmer, had cared for his dogs at the farm for ten years. But with his death, his 31 dogs were left to fend for themselves. People from a nearby shop started to feed them, but the water was disconnected and in the heat, many of the dogs became dehydrated and sick. Seven dogs died from drinking water from nearby rice fields (the water is poisoned to kill snails) Two more died the day after our first visit, too weak to respond to treatment..
Kn Thavorn Saiin has taken on the responsibility of taking food and water to the dogs. Every day he travels 6km from his home to the site in Lamphun, carrying supplies in his sidecar. He feeds and waters the dogs, then does the same trip in the evening, every day.. We need your help urgently to help these abandoned pet dogs.
The only shelter from the scorching sun or monsoon rain is one tree where Kn Thavorn has erected a makeshift tarpaulin roof. He’s put in a mattress for the dogs to lie on, but it’s in a dip and when it rains, the area gets muddy and the mattress is soaked. It’s a desperate situation for these dogs.
More locals became aware of the situation and started donating food and money to Kn Thavorn, and this has been a great help, but the dogs need medical care and a safe place, especially the four pregnant females.
We got involved a few days ago after an urgent call from Kn Thavvorn. The owner of the land has now threatened to poison all of the dogs unless they are removed immediately.
On our first visit, we decided that two dogs needed emergency veterinary care so Kn Thavorn got them into his sidecar and drove them to Jaidee Animal Clinic.
An appeal was put out to the local community, and some land has been found for a temporary shelter. Now we urgently need money to fence off the area to make it safe and secure, and to provide basic equipment like bedding and feeding bowls. We also need money for urgent medical care.
There are 24 dogs in total
Four pregnant females
Six females with TVT (Transmissible venereal tumour) who need chemotherapy
Twelve male dogs who need sterilisation and vaccination
The two dogs who were taken to Jaidee Animal Clinic have injuries from road accidents. They will stay for about a month to have wounds treated. One, named Sua (Tiger) may need an amputation once she is strong enough for the operation. The other, a male named Singh (Lion), is making a good recovery from wounds, dehydration and malnutrition, but unfortunately, like Sua, he is partially paralysed.
Can you sponsor a male dogs sterilisation and vaccination? Total cost 750 baht (USD $24)
Chemotherapy for one female dog (approx costs as each dog will vary) Cost 3,000 baht per dog
Fencing and basic supplies will cost 10,000 baht (USD $315)
Care for Sua is expected to be around 20,000 baht (USD $630)
Care for Singh, around 10,000 baht
Every donation counts! You can donate online : http://www.santisookdogsandcats.org/en/donation/
Or direct to the bank: Account Number 816 2 07544 4
Siam Commercial Bank, Airport Plaza
SWIFT code: SICOTHBK
Account name: Santisookdogs (Khun Chuanchuen Ratanasen & Namfon Hilgers)
Or donate direct to: Jaidee Animal Clinic, 278/1 Moo 9, Nongkhwai, Hangdong, Chiangmai Tel 053 432131 or mob 089 9990610. The clinic is on the road to Samueng Intersection, if from Hang Dong Rd it will be on right hand side.
The dogs will be taken to the new site at Ban Hong Komuai, Lamphun where Pet Diamond (the older man) will take good care of them until a long term solution is found. He loves dogs and is most concerned that the pregnant dogs have a safe place to give birth. He and his son are now converting an old buffalo enclosure into a shelter. There is running water and lots of trees for shelter. The main thing is they will be safe.
The dogs are all friendly, although, as you would expect, a little shy of strangers. They were all very subdued, there was no barking, we could sense the desperation. These are pet dogs who once lived with their caring owner, now living in an intolerable situation and needing help fast.
Muzzling Seuua. She’s in terrible pain
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