Soi Dog Foundation USA

Rating: 4.82 stars   66 reviews

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2010 15th St San Francisco CA 94114 USA

Mission:

Soi dog foundation usa supports the public education, animal protection and animal welfare efforts of the soi dog foundation a recognized charitable organization based in thailand. The purpose of soi dog foundation usa is to provide information and education to the american public on the plight of animals in and around thailand and the efforts of soi dog foundation to prevent and eliminate animal cruelty, provide medical care, sterilization (spay and neuter), end the dog meat trade and support the foundation's other animal care projects. In addition to providing information and education, soi dog foundation usa solicits financial donations from the american public that are forwarded to soi dog foundation thailand in support of their mission.

Programs:

Soi dog foundation usa continued supporting soi dog foundation's ongoing animal welfare efforts in phuket and starting in 2012, bangkok. We solicited general (unrestricted) donations to support soi dog's mission and help fund their many ongoing animal care initiatives. For example, funds were used to increase the number of sterilizations in phuket to nearly 18,000 dogs from approximately 14,000 the year prior. At this rate, soi dog hopes to stabilize the street dog population in phuket by 2015. These funds were also used to provide medical care and treatment to stray and neglected dogs and cats, provide food for stray dogs and cats and to shelter to those dogs and cats that could not survive on the streets due to infirmity, illness or age. The funds were also used to provide ongoing support of soi dog's facilities and staff, to continue to combat distemper and other outbreaks, support the new cat hospital that was completed in 2012 where stray cats could be cared for separate from the dogs and to continue with shelter improvements such as the continued building out new dog runs where sheltered dogs could be better segregated by age, disposition and health - a particularly important development for sheltered puppies and older dogs. Finally, another major initiative was to help establish a fully operational soi dog clinic in bangkok. Having a clinic in bangkok not only allows soi dog to care for bangkok street dogs, but also provides a soi dog presence closer to the shelters being built to care for those dogs rescued from the dog meat trade.

another major area where soi dog foundation usa continued to support soi dog was in the ongoing care, treatment and feeding of the countless dogs and cats under soi dog's care in phuket and now bangkok. Donations were solicited to support these efforts through dog and cat sponsorships and a puppy care support sponsorship program. All solicited donations directly tied to these sponsorships were sent to soi dog in the form of block grants by type of sponsorship. Soi dog's efforts to care for the most neglected of animals in phuket and bangkok has made a huge difference in the quality of life of these dogs and cats. Through the ongoing sponsorship program that has nearly 800 active monthly donors in the us, these animals now have safe places to live and are provided with medical care, food and socialization. As a result, soi dog's ability to find forever homes through local and foreign adoptions has grown dramatically. None of this would not be possible without the generous financial support provided through the sponsorship programs.

a major focus for soi dog was combatting the horrific dog meat trade in northern thailand, vietnam and laos. First launched in 2012, soi dog's efforts have had a dramatic impact on this trade. To date, thousands of dogs have been rescued and the trade in the mekong river delta has effectively ceased. Additionally, soi dog in partnership with other animal groups successfully worked towards a regional agreement with se asian countries on rabies prevention that made it illegal to transport live dogs across borders. And while these results are impressive, the need is still great as the fear is that smugglers are finding other routes and/or are slaughtering dogs in thailand for export. In partnership with soi dog, donations were solicited to aid in their efforts. Block grants were made to help soi dog continue in with this vital work. General dog meat trade donations were used to continue to create worldwide awareness of this cruel and inhumane trade, work with local authorities and government officials to stop the dog smuggling and rescue dogs from the trade. An important development this past year to raise global awareness behind soi dog's efforts was the "i didn't know" campaign. Through this viral video and outreach, donations were solicited to purchase billboards in thailand to bring the issue of the dog meat trade to the forefront among thailand's population in the northern part of the country. This effort garnered incredible support and as a result of the poster campaign, awareness of the issue in thailand is at an all time high.

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4 people found this review helpful

I DONATE TO GREAT ORGANIZATIONS. THIS ONE SEEMS AWESOME!

 
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7 people found this review helpful

Soi Dog has impressed me from the beginning and felt compelled to become a monthly donor. I give with confidence knowing how dedicated they are to the cause of stray cats and dogs. There are no high payed directors or executives at Soi Dog all goes to help animals!

 
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10 people found this review helpful

Soi Dog has played for the first time ever in history something that no other org have done before. The Dog Meat Trade industry is under the eyes of the entire world thanks to Soi Dog and leaders from governments, global organizations and supporters all around the world now are aware of whats going on.
At Soi Dog there are no egos. Everything goes to the dogs and they operate at one of the lower % operating costs in the world.
A highly and trusted organization to support.

 
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10 people found this review helpful

The highest level of rescue organization focused on help neglected and abused cats and dogs can be, Need more proof? Just Google Soi Dog Foundation and see it by yourself.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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9 people found this review helpful

I have worked with many animal welfare groups over the years. Soi Dog Foundation is at the very top of my list. They are dedicated, transparent and get things done!! Soi Dog ROCKS!!!

 
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7 people found this review helpful

Soi Dog represents to me the perfect example of a charity that hasn't got bigger in the wallet but in the heart. So many dedicated volunteers one barely sees anymore in most charities. A perfect case of how a charity can change the world - well done Soi Dog!

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Love Soi for helping THESE POOR DEFENSELESS ANIMALS FROM THE ATROCITYS THEY would have sufferd if Soi didn't step in . Please Donate and help this Great Cause . God Bless you all

 
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51 people found this review helpful

Soi dog should be the global example and the one to follow of what an animal rescue organization should be. Starting from their no-kill shelter policy, the fact that all management and senior level officers are all NON paid people and the unprecedented low operation cost shows an honest, humane and professional way to face the very complex challenges they face every day.
I've donated, I donate, I've volunteered, I volunteer and I will continue supporting Soi Dog in any and all the possible way.
My respect to Soi Dog.

 
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26 people found this review helpful

I visited this charity recently as I was curious to see where my money was going. I am so glad I took the time out of my vacation to do this as everything I saw and learnt far exceeded my expectations, so much so that I will be doubling my monthly donations.
The animals are incredibly well cared for and happy. The volunteers work tirelessly, often in searing heat or tropical downpours. The sheer numbers of animals spayed/neutered and medically treated each month is staggering (my tour guide said they average about 1,200 animals EVERY MONTH). They have a high level of adoptions, including overseas, which was also so good to hear.
What's more, every local person I met on the island - whether Thai or Western - had nothing but good things to say about this amazing charity. Many people that care for dogs at temples or on beaches etc are provided with food by Soi Dog. There is nothing this charity hasn't thought of when it comes to doing the best for Phuket's animals.
I wish more people would take the time out to visit and see for themselves. They too would be donating.

 
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12 people found this review helpful

As a donor, I came to this site seeking more information on Soi Dog's mission and activities. Please take the time to read the comments from Soi Dog in response to the two- and three-star reviews below; they thoroughly and sensibly address the concerns expressed. If you have time, please also read the many reviews from volunteers who have experienced the excellent and inspirational work of this charity. I am pleased to continue donating to Soi Dog, and only wish I could do more for them.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

Hello, Soi Dog, you are NOT answering the question directly. The question is: ARE YOU PUTTING DOGS BACK ON THE STREET? Just answer the question.

 
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Hi Soi Dog Question, As stated earlier Soi Dog runs a large scale CSVR program (Capture, Sterilize, Vaccinate & Release) as well as a large shelter in Phuket, which at any one time is home to over 400 dogs. Approximately 1800 dogs are sterilized and vaccinated each month. The majority of these dogs are returned to their local area. Dogs which cannot be returned due to physical condition (illness etc.), age or potential for abuse are taken to our shelter in Phuket. It is neither possible nor desirable to remove tens of thousands of dogs. Thailand is home to well over one million stray dogs with Phuket alone having over 60,000. Sterilization is the only effective and humane way of addressing the core cause of street animal suffering this being over population. (Do please visit the following page to gain a better understanding of our CSVR program: http://www.soidog.org/en/spay-neuter-program/ ) Rounding dogs up and placing them in shelters or pounds has no effect on population reduction whatsoever, as the fertile remainder will always rapidly breed to fill the void. Concern had been expressed in an earlier comment on this page that these dogs run the risk of becoming victims of the dog meat trade. As responded to earlier this is not the case. Soi Dog’s CSVR program operates in the south of the country where the trade does not exist. (The trade is in the north and northeast of the country) Dogs which are rescued from the dog meat trade in the north are not released. They are taken to a large purpose built shelter in Buriram Thailand financed by Soi Dog. At present in excess of 1300 dogs are at the Buriram shelter.