A few changes have been going on in Huay Pakoot for this project. In August 2013 we funded vaccinations for the Huay Pakoot dogs for the following diseases: distemper, Hepatitis type 2, Para influenza and Parvo virus.
A few dogs the team unfortunately were unable to help. They fought against the vaccinations and were left unvaccinated due to causing more stress to the dog and health and safety of vaccinating staff. But overall the vaccinations were successful and the majority of the village dogs were treated to fight against the relevant diseases. There was a new litter of pups born in the village in June so these pups were vaccinated and are still awaiting one more set of injections. A vet nurse staff member carried out the vaccinations with the assistance of staff and volunteers.
Since the vaccinations there has been 2 new litters of pups (12 individuals) born, these were from an 11 month old bitch and adult bitch which was pregnant last year so she wasn’t stylized. We have decided currently to put the sterilization/spading project on hold due to the ongoing issue of villagers introducing new dogs to the village. This means we cannot avoid puppies being born each year! The GVI Charitable Trust team in Thailand in the meantime, will continue to use funds to keep a stock of dog medications on base to treat obvious illness/irritations and continue with vaccinations. We hope that with some education to the communities regarding the dogs, it might be possible to re-introduce the sterilization project in the future.
Overall the dogs in the village are in good health and we regularly feed the dogs and monitor their health. Thank you for supporting this project and the animals in Huay Pakoot
GVI Chiang Mai Team
In 2012 the GVI team in Huay Pakoot organized for vaccinations and sterilizations for approximately 60 dogs in the village between June-August 2012. Two females were pregnant during that time and none of the puppies from either litter survived past February 2013 due to suffering from distemper and other illness and injury. However, the distemper did not spread to the adult dog population as they were all vaccinated in 2012.
In general, the dogs of Huay Pakoot are doing well. The breeding season is in play and we expect that due to amount of sterilizations performed in July-August 2012 that there will be minimal breeding and puppies born this year.
There are still a number of dogs in the village suffering from worms and mange. Staff are planning to use remaining charitable donations to stock up on medical supplies to treat the dogs for these inflictions.
Many thanks from the team to you and all our donors for the assistance that has been provided so far. We believe that this help is keeping the dog populations down, keeping them healthier and giving them a better life.
When we started this project in 2012, about 60 dogs in the Karen community of Huay Pakoot were living without basic medical care. They suffered from fleas, ticks, worms and are susceptible to fatal diseases such as rabies, parvo and distemper.
Over the last year, we have been working hard on vaccinating the local dogs and to provide sterilisation to prevent the reintroduction of more stray dogs which cannot be looked after. In our last report, we mentioned the sad news that some dogs that had not received their vaccinations yet had unfortunately died. A volunteer with a background in the animal health field believed that the disease was ‘Distemper’. Luckily afterwards though, no other dogs had shown symptoms in Huay Pakoot.
Since this time, we have been using donations to continue vaccinating and sterilising the dogs to prevent such tragedies from occurring. Thank you for your continuing support, the funds received to have helped us close in on our goal.
We wish we had happier news to present to you for the first report of 2013 but the following re-iterates the need for the work the team are doing in the field. Following the dog neutering /vaccinations last year, the dogs were healthy upon the arrival of the New Year.
However, around the end of January 2013, several dogs based at the school began showing signs of illness. Symptoms included coughing, sneezing, weeping eyes, excessive snot and loss of weight. Not long after that, the puppies in Huay Pakoot (Midge and Archie) began showing similar symptoms. Attempts to feed them proved futile, and medication purchased by Project Nadia Khan had no effect. Both dogs passed away. A volunteer with a background in the animal health field believed that the disease was ‘Distemper’, and it was noted that these dogs did not receive that vaccination during the vets visit. No other dogs have shown symptoms in Huay Pakoot.
Using future donations, we can look towards getting more dogs vaccinated against more illness, which will prevent such tragedies from occuring. Thank you for your support.
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Thanks to funds donated by our supporters, we have been able to kickstart what is needed to improve the lives of the village dogs. From recent funds, we have had vaccinations for 60 dogs which included rabies, parvo, distemper, worms and fleas. These vaccinations were necessary to strengthen the dogs to prepare them for upcoming spaying and neutering. This also included neutering of 12 male dogs. Medications, such as antibiotics, were administered to all dogs during their sterilizations to prevent post-op infection.
Your donations have massively helped to improve the lives of the village dogs and will help to limit the village dog population to prevent more unwanted puppies. The vaccinations will help to keep the dogs healthy and prevent disease from being spread to the rest of the community. With a bit more funding and support we can pay for the rest of the dogs to be sterilized. 2 female dogs have recently had litters of puppies and continued funding can cover the costs of vaccinations and sterilizations for the mother and puppies once they have weaned and the puppies are at least 6 months of age.
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