I was present at Soi Dog on Friday when 27 lucky dogs rescued from the horrific dog meat trade by Soi Dog arrived at the shelter. It was an emotional moment to see these previously brutalised dogs greet their saviours with licks and wag their tails despite the horror that they have been through. With the support of animal lovers, the amazing people at Soi Dog will now treat, rehabilitate and socialise the animals before finding them forever homes accross the world. This charity does amazing work, and needs all our support to make a life saving difference to animals that cannot help themselves.
SOI DOG FOUNDATION,
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SAVING ALL THOSE DOGS, YOU ARE MY HERO'S!
GOD BE WITH EVERY LITTLE DOG IN DESPERATE NEED OF COMMPASSIONATE, CARING HUMAN BEING.
I live in Phuket and am eternally thankful for everything Soi Dog does for the street dogs and cats here. Without them, the animals would get no medical treatment, would not get sterilised, would not be eating properly, and would have no hope in life. The selflessness of the founders of Soi Dog, Gill and John Dalley, is just incredible. Since they started their animal welfare programme here, the number of street dogs and cats has reduced significantly, and Phuket is apparently the only province in Thailand which is officially rabies-free, directly as a result of their work. I hope and pray they can roll out their operations to other parts of Thailand.
I have volunteered at the Soi Dog shelter in Phuket several times over the last four years. The staff and volunteers do an incredibly selfless, compassionate and professional job on a shoe-string budget, caring for all the street dogs and cats that come through the doors every day. Without Soi Dog, these animals would remain untreated and on the streets, without anyone to help them. Those animals that can fend for themselves are treated and when recovered, returned to their territory on the streets. Those that will not be able to fend for themselves are put up for adoption. Soi Dog also operates an island-wide sterilisation and vaccination programme for stray dogs and cats, and to date has sterilised and vaccinated over 71,000 animals, which is over 70% of the stray population. By 2015, the stray population will be officially under control. This has societal benefits in the way of significantly less strays on the streets, but also clearly benefits for animals themselves; fewer strays means less suffering and pain. Soi Dog will then embark on the same programme in Bangkok, where there are an estimated one million strays. Soi Dog also runs educational programmes for children and local communities, teaching how to properly care for dogs and cats. And Soi Dog has almost single-handedly put an end to the illegal dog meat trade between Thailand and Vietnam. At its height back in 2011, an estimated 500,000 dogs were illegally smuggled from Thailand through Laos and into Vietnam each year, destined for the dog meat restaurants of Hanoi. This figure is now down to a few thousand a year, and falling all the time. It is to me quite incredible that such a small organisation is making much a big difference to the welfare of dogs and cats in Thailand and increasingly other parts of South East Asia. Soi Dog seems to tackle those big issues that others don't want to touch. It's just an incredible organisation.
I am interested in adopting a dog from Soi Dog. If one has been listed as ready for adoption, does that dog remain at Soi Dog until it is adopted or will it be released back into the streets. The dog's name is Mabel. Also, does your organization ever help with travel expenses for the dogs. I noticed some had 50 percent which had been donated, etc. Please reply.
Hi, Thanks for your interest in adopting. Please email our adoptions manager Cristy at email@example.com
How the human race can allow this to happen is beyond me, but thankfully we have selfless people who help these beautiful, but pityful creatures live some kind of normal life. I am seriously considering adopting one of these beautiful dogs and have just set up a monthly payment (albeit small) to help pay for medication etc.
Keep up the good work Soi dog foundation
I have donated to and followed the work of Soi Dog for several years. In my opinion one of the most effective non profits in helping dogs and cats.
Soi Dog's work in ending the illegal dog meat trade to Vietnam has been amazingly successful and countless dogs lives have been saved.
Their main focus is on sterilization of street dogs and cats which is the only effective (and humane) method of addressing the root cause of the suffering this being over population. To date Soi Dog has sterilized over 55,000 dogs and cats.
This is an absolutely amazing group. They are saving dogs from the illegal meat trade. Some of these dogs were once peoples pets and have been stolen and are smuggled into and awful death trade. Please get involved, spread the word, donate, adopt. They are doing so much to save dogs just like yours. Not being in the US does not make these dogs lives worth any less in my eyes. Please take a look at the work they do and decide for yourself. https://www.soidog.org/Default.aspx