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Care for dogs at the Chiang Mai Expats Club

Kittens in the Market for Love

It’s hard to imagine this pretty kitten could be considered a pest but there are so many in the markets our cat welfare project has been asked for help. We will spay/neuter the adult cats to reduce the numbers of kittens. Many of the cats are shy so we need to raise 4000 baht to buy a humane trap. Once spayed they will be released back to the market to live a longer and easier life. I have 3 female kittens for adoption. www.catsterilization.org. Gilly 0871 891623.

 

Care for dogs at the Chiang Mai Expats Club

By Richard Prouse

The Chiang Mai Expats Club met on July the 10th for the first of their twice monthly gatherings. The Club welcomed first time visitors from the Bahamas and the USA amongst other places.

Wyndham Hollis from Chiang Mai Expats Photography club reminded us about the Worldwide Photo walks taking place on July 24th in Chiang Mai. To take part you must first register at www.worldwidephotowalk.com, spots are limited.

Ana Gracey with one of the dogs up for adoption at Care for Dogs.

Sripat hospital staff will be present at the next meeting (July 24th) with Flu injections available. If you would like one of these (600baht) please e mail [email protected] to request one and we will pass it on to them. Free blood pressure & body mass index checks will be available the next meeting as well.

SOS Chiangmai (Chiang Mai’s 4th Emergency service for Expats living here) are looking to hold further first aid courses but need another 4 or 5 interested people, contact richard. [email protected]

The Cultural Exchange Program organised by the Language Institute at Chiang Mai University mentioned their program, current placements vary to a huge degree from Cooking projects, Dance, Sports and even a local History project, this is in addition to placement opportunities within local Temples, HIV orphanages and vulnerable minorities. If you think you have something to offer or are interested see www.teflcmu.com for more information.

The guest speaker this week was local singer Ana Gracey who gave a passionate talk about the Care for Dogs foundation and how she found herself drawn to Care for Dogs after visiting Nepal and helping at an animal hospital in Australia.

Can you imagine how many offspring one pair of dogs can produce in six years? 66,000! Little wonder then that one of the key functions of the Care for Dogs Foundation is to sterilise as many as possible of the stray dogs in Northern Thailand.

You can also adopt one of the many dogs at the home and having seen the video there is a whole manner of size, breeds and just generally unloved from the outside world animals just waiting to see you. From a lowly start with room for just 36 dogs the foundation site has now increased to holding about 170 of them, that’s a lot of walkies!

This was followed by a lively Q&A session including how to control your own and other territorial dogs whilst out walking, to engraving dog tags and the availability of cfd services in other areas

The famous Expats lucky draw contained many prizes from eating out at some very good local restaurants to vouchers from one of the best tailors in town.

As the guests left, many of them made use of the swap stalls outside the meeting room getting all manner of DVD’s and books to read. Bring any extra books or good quality DVD’s to swap at the next meeting.

The guest speaker at the next meeting on 24 July at the Shangri La Hotel will be Scott Jones, a well known local singer, composer, comedian, author, and biker 10 a.m. for coffee and the meeting starts at 10:30 a.m.