A healthy community means both people and animals. All for Villages initiated a Sterilization program for street dogs and cats; none existed in our area.
All for villages provides
- Sterilization to both dogs and cats as the first priority in the treatment program.
- Vaccination against deadly diseases
- Mange and Worm treatment
- Emergency care for injured street animals
- Temporary foster homes for puppies and kittens when possible until permanent homes are found in the Khao Lak area.
After running this program for 10 years, we are very pleased with the results we see. I am happy to report that we are definitely seeing far fewer animals in distress.
Here are some examples of our costs for treatment:
- US $50.00 can spay 2 dogs in turn greatly reducing the amount of puppies being born back onto the street and a life of misery
- US $25.00 can provide 12 Rabies Vaccinations
- US $10.00 can treat can provide Tick and flea injections for 10 dogs per month
Koh Payam: The Good News !!
After 18 months and 400 dogs and cats later that have been sterilized and treated on Koh Phayam, we are finding other ways to help this Island Community. We have established an annual arrangement with FARvet.org from Cornell University, who will come every year with a team of 10 vets and interns to provide a FREE STERILIZATION CLINIC. We have also been able to encourage the Thai Government to help and they are bringing their first VET team to the Koh Payam in December, 2016. This coupled with the support of a local Ranong Vet in the future may lead to far less animals suffering on the beaches and in the jungle.
We are very proud of our work and recognition by the local people. What we have noticed is with the reduction of street dogs in particular areas of our community, the ones still on the street are being better cared for by local people.
New Program with locals: Takua pa/ Khao Lak
Gary & Amanda have teamed up with Ms. Saowanee, a local Thai woman who helps rescue stray cats & dogs in and around Ban Nam Khem. With her support, we will run ‘Special Sterilization Clinics’ during the time we are staying in Thailand, using a local Vet.
Often our work is heartbreaking for all of us. It’s difficult to watch innocent creatures suffer needlessly.
Our aim is to reduce the number of unwanted street dogs and cats; thus setting an example of caring relationships between people and animals.