Gladys our Golden Girl
Early 2023 - Recent Rescue Stories
Even though it's early in 2023, this year we see that Lanta Animal Welfare is getting back to ‘normal’ with new rescue cats and dogs in our care, and the return of tourists to Koh Lanta, and visiting our facility. We love to share our work and missed the interaction with the visitor’s during the pandemic restrictions.
There are a few recent animal rescues that stand out, and I want to share these stories with you.
Gladys, our Golden Girl
Gladys at 10 years of age, is Lanta Animal Welfare’s newest Grand Dame. She is a little old lady who desperately deserves a better life. We rescued her recently from a government shelter where she spent her entire adult life.
Gladys has been suffering with a bad skin condition for a long time. When the Lanta Animal Welfare team visited the shelter, Gladys would be so pleased to see them, so much so that she would even sleep under the tables where they were treating other dogs.
On their most recent visit, the vets noticed Gladys had lost a lot of weight. Often it’s very difficult for older dogs in a shelter to get food because younger, bigger, stronger dogs push them out of the way. The vet team decided it was time to take Gladys to our clinic on Koh Lanta.
Gladys sad, miserable days are now a thing of the past for her. She is safe with us at Lanta Animal Welfare where she will get treatment for her blood parasites and anemia. Gladys will also get the love and affection that has been sadly lacking for so, so long.
We are going to make her last few years the best, safe with us at Lanta Animal Welfare.
Lara is a very sick young girl, and needs a lot of love. She was rescued earlier this week suffering from nasty abdominal wounds that had become infected with maggots.
Lara was malnourished, dehydrated and struggling to walk because she was unable to bear her own weight. If she had remained on the streets for much longer, she would surely have died.
Now, Lara is getting the treatment and care she needs, and is one of the many rescues that are possible because of your support. Without your kindness, cats such as Lara would be condemned to a slow, painful death on the streets.
Ugie is Looking for a Forever Home
Ugie has been at Lanta Animal Welfare for exactly one year and remains up for adoption. It’s time for this beautiful girl to get the home she deserves.
Ugie has suffered too much misfortune and unhappiness in her short life. She is adorably sweet and a little goofball who loves people and cuddles. Ugie is very affectionate, playful and gets on well with other dogs. She really will be the perfect addition to someone’s family.
Ugie got hit by a car while roaming on the streets. The accident broke her pelvis and dislocated her hip. The breaks healed without proper medical care so she now has a very awkward way of walking. Ugie has no problem with her awkwardness and is very careful when walking on a bumpy road, or on steps. I’m sure Ugie dreams of a forever home with a flat backyard to run around in.
Despite Ugie’s walking issues, she full of energy and is looking for a loving family and her forever home. If you think that family could be yours, please make this a very happy anniversary for Ugie, and let me know. I will put you in contact with our Adoption Co-Ordinator.
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I hope you enjoyed these stories of a few of our recent rescue animals. But more importantly, I wanted to show you how your support of our projects saves lives, every single day.
The medical and animal care resources here at Lanta Animal Welfare is passionate about saving lives and is grateful that we can continue with our rescue efforts thanks to your support.
Ugie is looking for a Forever Home