Adoption Day Calendar 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Santisook Dogs and Cats Rescue. We wish you a joyful Christmas and happy holiday. Our sincerely thanks for all your support and giving us a will in helping animals in needs. There are so many street dogs and cats need your help, please give us a hand to help these animals to have a better life and safe place to live.


Time to return to the temple

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Ten female dogs from Wat Suppunyu have gone back to the temple after sterilization. This is a sterilization program that we have set up for the temple. There are about 20 dogs residing at the temple and the monks share a responsibility in looking after them. They are very concerned about the female dogs getting pregnant and produced many puppies. Therefore the monks asked us to help setting up a sterilization program for these temple dogs. We organized a vet to come and the monks will bring the dogs to our shelter. After sterilization, the dogs had been in our care at our shelter for 7 days until the wound was healed. Ten female dogs had been sterilized and went back to the temple on Sunday. The cost for this program was paid by the temple. We would like to praise the monks of this temple for taking responsibility and devote their time in caring for these temple dogs. This temple should be a model for other temples in controlling population of temple dogs so the dogs can live happily within the community.


Happy ending!! Happy and Richy has moved from Santisook to Sumutprakarn

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Happy and Richy have been adopted by Khun Nui who lives in Samutprakarn Province. They flew from Chiangmai to Suvannaphum Airport and picked up by Khun Nui. Now they live at a new loving home and were taken care by Khun Nui and Nong Kra Pom. Their mother, Lara, had been ejected from the house by her owner. She was pregnant at that time and the puppies were born on the side of the road without any roof to protect themselves. We were contacted by a lady who gave them some food but was worried about their health and safety. We can not imagine how they can survive on the side of the road. There are many more puppies that have been abandoned in our shelter and are looking for homes. You can give them a new life by adopting them to your families like Happy and Richy. We would like to thank Khun Nui for taking them to her family.


Sterilisation program -Wat Suppunyu

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We have recently been contacted by the monks from Wat Doi Suppunyu located in San Pa Tong district. They shared with us their concerns about the temple dogs’ pregnancy issues leading to over-population of dogs at their temple.

At the moment, there are about 30 dogs living around the temple and the monks have been kindly looking after them.
However, there is now a new over-population concern because a few female dogs had previously given birth and one or two are currently pregnant. The two pregnant female dogs were dumped at the temple which is an unfortunate but regular occurrence at all temples, as well as shelters.
We went to visit the temple and observed that there were many dogs which were separated into different groups living around the monks’ residences. Most of the dogs seemed to be doing well and looked quite healthy under the watchful care of the monks.

The problem is that the monks realize the importance of sterilizing the dogs and the cats at the temple, but of course they do not have the means of performing the medical procedures, so they came to us for advice and assistance.

At present, the female dogs are getting a birth control injection every 4 months which is one method of birth control. The problem is that if the animals receive too many birth control injections, it can lead to and cause infection of the womb, in which case the dogs would need to have a much more complicated surgical operation to remove the womb.
We advised the monks to consider a comprehensive sterilization program and offered them assistance by arranging for a veterinarian team to come to the temple.

We will organize the entire process and will also keep the dogs under post-surgery care at our shelter for about 7 days after the surgery before returning them to the temple. The entire cost of this program will be covered by the temple monks.

We, at Santisook Foundation, would like to use the sterilization program at this temple to serve as a model for future similar programs at other temples in order to control the population of the temple dogs and cats, which we believe can greatly improve the quality of life for all the cats and dogs living at temples



Visiting from US Students

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On Friday 19 July, the group of students from United State and the VET came to visit our dog’s shelter. This is part of their study’s program how to take care of animals especially dogs and elephants in Thailand. The VET showed them how to treat the dogs with skin and eye’s problems and general health check. Even they had only half a day, but the visiting was very successful. They are very keen to learn and happy to play with the dogs. They also donated some medicine and money to help towards the dogs’ food. On behalf of Santisook Dog and Cat, we would like to thank the group for helping our dogs and cats and very useful advices.


A kinder option to ‘just feeding’ stray cats and dogs

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  As an animal lover, I know it’s very tempting to feed street cats and dogs. Sometime, especially when you’re travelling,  it’s all you can do, and the cat or dog obviously benefits from this! But if you’re staying in Chiang Mai a while, or you live here, we may have a better option for you.

We can help organise sterilisation and vaccination which will give the cat or dog a really good chance of a longer healthier life. Please help us to make a real difference to the problem of over population