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Soi Dog Stories: October update from the Phuket Soi Dog Foundation

Soi Dog Stories: October update from the Phuket Soi Dog Foundation

PHUKET: August Sterilisations: In August, Soi Dog Foundation sterilised a total of 1,329 animals, 793 of which were dogs in Phuket.

Thursday 24 October 2013, 04:27PM

In the first half of August, our mobile clinic completed its work in Rawai, the southernmost Or Bor Tor in Phuket. The Prevent Unwanted Puppies (PUP) Programme then moved to Koh Kaew Or Bor Tor on August 19, where we spent three weeks at three different locations. The mobile team sterilised 621 dogs – the second highest monthly total since we began the programme.

Appeal for supplies: Thank you to all the hotels and businesses who responded to our appeal for sheets and towels. We are always in need of these items and would like to ask hotels and businesses to keep us in mind when replacing these items. If you are able to help, please contact the shelter on 081-788-4222.

Sterilisation suite: The new sterilisation suite at the shelter is taking shape. This building is being constructed by a combination of our volunteers and staff. Foundation Brigitte Bardot is helping to support the construction of this facility.

Adoptions: Every year SDF adopts out as many dogs as possible to good homes in countries in the UK, Europe, Canada and the USA. Last year 360 dogs were adopted and we are on track to beat this record in 2013. Sadly, we bid farewell in late October to volunteers Cindy and Derek Amey, who film and process the dogs for adoption, and welcome Chris and Paula Robinson to take over these roles. Thank you for all your hard work and dedication Cindy and Derek, and best of luck for your return to Australia.

Volunteers: Volunteers are essential in teaching dogs to trust people and walk on a lead. Almost all of the dogs at our shelter are former street dogs who have never been indoors and need to learn to feel comfortable around people. Socialising is especially important for shy dogs and dogs who have been abused. Thank you to our volunteers, and we always need more, so please consider volunteering at Soi Dog. For more information, please contact volunteer@soidog-foundation.org

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