Phuket foundation addresses growing population of stray cats and dogs

For many years, Thailand’s stray animal population has continued to grow, causing problems like rabies. That’s where organisations like Soi Dog Foundation comes to the rescue.

Pet owners tend to abandon their dogs and cats at many temples, because they assume that the monks will take care of them.

Animal foundation records half a million sterilisations 

JohnDalley-SoiDogFoundationSoi Dog Foundation President, John Dalley
Image credit: Soi Dog Foundation 

Soi Dog Foundation is a non-profit that was set up in 2003 on Phuket Island. The foundation aims to  solve and sustain the growing stray population on the island through their Catch, Neuter, Vaccinate, and Return (CNVR) strategy. This has become a huge success.

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Within 17 years, they’ve done large-scale neutering campaigns. Recently, they’ve hit half a million sterilisations and reduced the population of stray animals by 90%.

Support the cause and reduce the stray animal population

puppy-SoiDogFoundationImage credit: @louise_leila_kingston

Some of the best ways to support the organisation and their cause are by adopting a stray, volunteering, donating supplies and money, and buying their merchandise.

Featured images adapted from: Soi Dog Foundation, @projectanimalfoundation

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