Lanna Dog Rescue (LDR) organized a sterilization project
in Chiang Mai from October 22-25 in cooperation with the Livestock
Department, the communities of Wat Suan Dok and Wat Pa Daeng and Soi Dog
Rescue in Bangkok.
pat on the head for a brave dog, having just received its injection.
A visiting team of international vets sterilized about
120 temple and soi dogs and cats in the local community areas during the
four day period. From October 22-23 the operation site was at Wat Suan Dok
and from October 24-25 at Wat Pa Daeng. The animals were sterilized at no
charge as the vet team work as volunteers and all travel expenses were paid
by themselves. The Live Stock Department has kindly donated rabies
vaccination and a lot of medicine for this project, which was supervised by
their own vets.
The dogs and cats received rabies vaccinations to improve
the health and safety of the local communities in which these animals live.
With this project Lanna Dog Rescue hopes to benefit the
communities and to spread the message that sterilization and responsible pet
ownership is the only long-term way of reducing the number of street and
temple dogs humanely and effectively. The focus of this project was on
temple or soi dogs. Pet owners who could afford veterinary treatment for
their pets were encouraged to take them to their local vets.
Soi Dog Rescue, Bangkok, has initiated this project
across Thailand with a further seven operation sites in Samut Prakan, Pathum
Thani, Ratchaburi, Koh Payam, Hua Hin, Ang Thong and Lopburi, in cooperation
with the local dog rescue groups.
looks like this little fellow is giving a high-five to the person with the
Lanna Dog Rescue (LDR) is a volunteer organization that
aims to improve the situation of street and temple dogs in Chiang Mai by
organizing sterilizations, vaccinations, medical care and finding new homes
for them. The team has broad experience in areas such as development work,
sociology, dog welfare and veterinary practice. Through close cooperation
with vets, vet assistants and vet students a qualified medical treatment can
LDR has initiated assistance to temples, which often act
as shelters for unwanted dogs. At Chiang Mai’s Wat Suan Dok, Wat Pa Daeng,
Wat Pa Ngiu and Wat Vivek, for instance, the scheme provides general health
care, vaccinations, mange treatment and a neutering program.
Moreover, it funds the costs of food and neutering to
temples and certain individual people who do not have sufficient financial
means to cover such costs.
Since many animals suffer due to a lack of understanding,
information and education are essential tools in creating a just society,
where animals and human beings can live together in harmony. Lanna Dog
Rescue hopes to disseminate information explaining animal population
control, general health care for dogs and their interaction with people
through school projects, demonstrations, seminars, the media, fairs, and
To achieve a healthier and less polluted environment
where dogs are concerned, Lanna Dog Rescue needs your help. They would like
to make Chiang Mai a model of dog management a compassionate city, where
humans and dogs can live together in harmony.
They would appreciate hearing your comments and
suggestions regarding underprivileged dogs and welcome any active assistance
you can offer. Volunteers are also very welcome to join their team.
Financial aid, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated as would
contributions of dog food or other materials. Should you wish to make a
financial contribution, please deposit the amount directly into the
following bank account:
Mrs Wilaiwan Petsophonsakul / Mrs Roshan (LDR)
Account numbers: 566-4 34632-7
Swift code: SICOTHBK
Siam Commercial Bank Public Company Limited
Branch Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai, Thailand
For more information about the group and donation processing please