CHIANGRAI TIMES – The devastating impact of historic floods and deadly aftermath continues to effect the animal population in Thailand. SPCA International’s recently released video, filmed by their Emergency Rescue Team on the ground in Thailand, shows just how devastating local conditions are for countless animals who are living in deplorable conditions. SPCA International’s work with local partner, Soi Dog Foundation, is making a real difference according to rescue workers on the ground. Thus far, the SPCA International relief efforts are providing: thousands of dollars in medical supplies, repairs to critical fencing at shelters damaged by the floods, spay and neuter efforts to prevent more unnecessary suffering, and continued support for Soi Dog Foundation’s vital rescue work. Additionally, SPCA International is pulling together local partners to work on improving living conditions at what is known as the “Dog Condo”.
“We at SPCA International know this is just the beginning of long and hard work helping these countless innocent animals still impacted by the aftermath of the historic flooding in Thailand,” said Stephanie Scott of SPCA International. “We are grateful to our Emergency Animal Rescue team that traveled to Thailand and we are asking our supporters to continue helping as we work to reduce suffering in Thailand.”
SPCA International dispatched emergency staff to Thailand in February to asses and respond to the crisis animals are now facing post-flood. Countless animals were killed by the floods, while thousands of others were rescued by animal organizations and good Samaritans. Now their plight continues as shelters work to rebuild. However, some cannot due to lack of funding or will.
SPCA International specializes in assisting animals in areas of conflict and disaster. During times of natural disaster, political turmoil, war and man-made disaster, SPCA International is ready to take action for the protection of animals. Along with partner organizations around the world, they focus on helping in crisis situations where animals are at risk or in danger. – Anna Wong
The Soi Dog Foundation
Soi Dog Foundation is a not-for-profit, legally registered charitable organization in Thailand, the United States, Australia, the UK, France and Holland. Soi Dog helps the homeless, neglected and abused dogs and cats of Thailand. Our aim is to set an example for the Asian region on how to humanely reduce the number of unwanted dogs and cats through spaying and neutering, and to better the lives and living conditions of the stray dogs and feral cats of Asia.
De-sexing (Sterilization) has been proven to be the most effective way to help the animals. Soi Dog has has reached a milestone of over 36,000 dogs and cats sterilized! Totaling 36,341 dogs and cats as of January 2012.
Soi Dog is made up of people like yourself, be they financial supporters, field or shelter volunteers, fundraisers etc. with a common goal of helping neglected and abused dogs & cats. If you would like to join Soi Dog either by becoming a sponsor of a dog or cat, or as a local or international volunteer please click on the orange links above.