Struggling to Survive
In Thailand, amidst its enchanting culture and bustling streets, a hidden tragedy unfolds - a growing population of feral puppies left to fend for themselves.
Born to stray dogs, they endure a cycle of abandonment, facing daily battles for food, shelter, and healthcare.
Abandoned by pet owners, these young animals must navigate treacherous streets, often becoming victims of traffic accidents due to their inexperience. Their struggle for survival continues as they scavenge for sustenance and battle diseases, all while facing limited access to clean water, veterinary care, and shelter.
Recognizing the urgency of this situation, our Outreach team, medical care and Healing Center are committed to alleviating their suffering as much as possible in our local area.
Rescuing Ferral puppies
Born in the Undergrowth
Yet another feral Mum with 6 x 3 weeks old puppies were trapped and brought into our Healing Centre. Born in the undergrowth of a large open expanse of wasteland at one of our program Temples. We tracked mum far away when she was pregnant and kept a close watch on her ready to trap her with her pups soon after they'd been born.
Just in time too, as one puppy's body was sadly found near to the litter, It's possible a snake bit the little one. Mum was trapped the following morning when she went to see her pups in the Temple holding pen. Now they are all reunited.
This is the 2nd mum and pups to be trapped this year (2020) added to the 5 mums and 38 pups trapped and brought in last year. All 38 pups were adopted and neutered.
Saved from the Traffic
We got a call from a kind lady who said 7 small puppies had been dumped on the roadside near her house.
She had found 3 small bodies hit by passing traffic and 4 others in great danger. She took them to her house but said she couldn't keep them as it's right on the road too. We asked her to bring them to us the following morning.
We treated them for lice, which they were covered in and de-wormed them. After we had fed them, they slept and slept and slept! Poor little things were exhausted.
They are very sweet friendly little pups, all female of course.
Five puppies were abandoned alongside the road just outside the temple. The monk discovered them brought them into the puppy pen. However, their condition was far from promising. Among these puppies, one of the ebony-coated ones was suffering from severe vision impairment in one eye, necessitating daily eye treatments.
As for two of the puppies, they initially displayed reluctance to eat following their first deworming treatment. However, after undergoing a second round of treatment, the situation took a dramatic turn. The pen they shared with their companions soon became a graveyard for the expelled parasites. This transformation in their health seemed to have an immediate impact on their appetite, as these two puppies wasted no time in eagerly joining their siblings in devouring their meals.
Covered in Red Ants
8 tiny puppies with their eyes just open and covered in lice were dumped near a busy main road in the heavy rain.
What's worse someone had put food in the box for the puppies that can't even eat. But red fire ants can! They swarmed the food and bit the tiny puppies who were crying in pain.
The people who brought the pups to us worked as quickly as they could to get the ants off. Poor little mites.
Found on a Deserted Beach
We found 2 tiny puppies living by a trash bin with rotten food in plastic containers and no sign of water on a deserted beach. Born in the wild they were in great danger from dogs bites and careless drivers. We learnt their 3 siblings had been run over by passing traffic. Their Mum was no longer very attentive.
They needed to be rescued quickly and given urgent treatment for parasites and their wounds. We brought them into our healing centre where we started immediate treatment including good food and supplements. After 2 weeks they were strong enough for their first vaccinations.
Little Annabelle and Cora have settled and are having a wonderful time playing as they've never played before. Happy and free from danger at last.
Found by Tourists
8 puppies were rescued by 2 tourists Ben and Mary from a deserted beach a 100kms from us with nowhere to find food or water.
They were tiny and one had already died. Ben and Mary contacted us to ask for help. After seeing the pictures of the tiny starving puppies, we agreed to take them in. This was the 2nd message we received after they returned to find the pups still in the same place.
Ben and Mary arrived with the 5 tiny pups.
The good news was 3 pups were adopted from the beach by a local family leaving 5. Ben and Mary also adopted the smallest puppy leaving us with four to care for.