Help Suffering Animals Get Medical Treatment

by Lanta Animal Welfare
Help Suffering Animals Get Medical Treatment
Help Suffering Animals Get Medical Treatment
Help Suffering Animals Get Medical Treatment
Help Suffering Animals Get Medical Treatment
Help Suffering Animals Get Medical Treatment
Help Suffering Animals Get Medical Treatment
Help Suffering Animals Get Medical Treatment
Help Suffering Animals Get Medical Treatment
Help Suffering Animals Get Medical Treatment
Help Suffering Animals Get Medical Treatment
Help Suffering Animals Get Medical Treatment
Help Suffering Animals Get Medical Treatment

Project Report | Jul 15, 2019
June was crazy challenging for Lanta Animal Welfare

By Perley-Ann Friedman | Lanta Animal Welfare Financial Advisor

Wet Dog Rescued
Wet Dog Rescued

We made it to July! 

June was a rough month and we were all so happy to see it end.

Our Centre was hit was a massive flood from a rainstorm like no other.  We are into the rainy season here on Koh Lanta and are used to periodic rain. But it usually lasts up to a few hours, and then it's gone and the sun comes out.  But not this time.

It all started two weeks ago.  We experienced extreme rains like never before, and ended up more than knee-deep in floodwater.  I've attached a selection of video and photos so you can understand the seriousness of our situation. 

Thanks to the donors for our other Global Giving Project for building Kitty City, our new cat area, the cats were safe and sound.  The flood water barely reached the cat house structure inside Kitty City.  Some of the feline residents did get a bit wet, but this was the curious and adventerous ones.  These crazy cats wanted to check out the goings on outside of their sleeping quarters.  They were back on dry ground as soon as they realized they didn't enjoy have wet moving from their paws up their legs.

The dogs weren't so lucky, but we did get them all up into their dry and covered nighttime sleeping area.  Unfortunately our supplies were deep in floodwater.  With quick teamwork, we did manage to salvage almost half of the food supply with an assembly line rescue operation.  Please check out the attached video link to see our volunteers rescuing the food supply.

The volunteers were hit hard with their living area turned into a flowing river.  Many of their rooms filled with floodwater higher than their beds.  Everyone pitched in and we got through the 2 days of non-stop scrambling, lifting, cleaning and hugging the poor animals that couldn't figure out what was going on.

I'm pleased to report that we've completed our clean-up and have made major modifications to our drainage system.  We've enlarged it considerably so flood waters can be rerouted away from our Centre.  We've also prepared a large supply of sandbags so we can reroute any flowing water from a future downpour.

10 rescue animals headed to their forever homes last week

A week ago Monday was a very lucky day for 10 of our rescue animals, who left on their journey to their forever homes.  Half went to the UK, and the other five to various locations around the planet.  We had to use both our vehicles, the one centre vehicle and our mobile clinic truck, for the 20 hour round trip to take all these animals to airports in Phuket and Krabi.  We prayed that we'd have no emergency that day.  Our prayers were answered and surprisingly the day was uneventful and calm in the hospital.  This is a perfect example of why this project is so critical for us.  We need a dedicated ambulance.  If we would have had an emergency that day.....

All the animals successfully passed their airport inspections and flew off to their new lives.  By the time you read this they have all been with their new families for at least a week.  It's so heartwarming to know that these poor rescued animals are now experiencing the love of their own family.  A total 180 turnaround from what they experienced prior to their rescue.

You can check out our rescue animals looking for forever homes, by going to the Adoption tab on our Website.  Once an animal is rescued and then released from the hospital, we do our best to find them a forever home.  We not only save their lives, we strive to give them a good life with a forever family all ther own.

 Wrap-Up

 I hope you've enjoyed your small sample of life at Lanta Animal Welfare these past few weeks.  

Please let me know if you have any questions, concerns or comments.  And if any of you are traveling to Koh Lanta, please let me know and I'll arrange a private tour for you.

I sincerely want to thank all of you, our amazing supporters, for providing the rescue cats with a safe future by supporting this GlobalGiving Project.

Until next time....

One of the flooded dog areas
One of the flooded dog areas
Volunteers building sandbag barrier
Volunteers building sandbag barrier
Rising river in volunteer housing area
Rising river in volunteer housing area
Adorable Gonzo now in the UK
Adorable Gonzo now in the UK
Energetic Seth now in Europe
Energetic Seth now in Europe

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Apr 16, 2019
You are making a positive difference to the rescue efforts

By Dr. Perley-Ann Friedman | Global Giving Project Manager and Financial Adviso

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This month at Lanta Animal Welfare - January 2019

By Dr. Perley-Ann Friedman | CFO - Lanta Animal Welfare

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Lanta Animal Welfare

Location: Krabi, Thailand - Thailand
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Project Leader:
Perley-Ann Friedman
Krabi , Thailand
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