Animals
 Thailand
Project #15343

Help dogs rescued from the barbaric dog meat trade

by Soi Dog Foundation USA
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Summary

Dogs - stolen pets as well as street dogs - are inhumanely transported from Thailand to neighboring Laos, Vietnam, and possibly China and Cambodia, where they are butchered by cruel and barbaric methods. Soi Dog Foundation is working to end this appalling practice as well as feeding and providing medical care for the rescued dogs.
$75,000.00
total goal
$26,058.00
remaining
731
donors
49
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

Every year tens of thousands of dogs are inhumanely transported from Thailand to neighboring countries and they endure horrific conditions while being transported prior to being butchered. However, Soi Dog Foundation is actively working to end this appalling practice. The cost of caring for the dogs rescued from the dog meat trade is astronomical and well outside Soi Dog's normal operating budget. It costs tens of thousands of dollars every month to care for the rescued dogs

Solution

Soi Dog Foundation is currently paying for the food and some of the medical care provided to the rescued dogs being housed in government shelters in the north of Thailand. Donations will ensure all dogs rescued from the trade are fed, vaccinated, and treated for health problems, allowing more dogs to be rescued. The cost of feeding and caring for these thousands of animals is immense and Soi Dog can't do it without your support.

Long-Term Impact

Helping these animals is a result of fighting to end the dog meat trade and as less dogs are subjected to this practice, less dogs will need to be rescued. However this is a problem that will take years to address and in the meantime, thousands more dogs will require care. Ending the dog meat trade will not only help animals, but also people as research has shown that eating dog meat has been associated with an increase in cholera and the dog meat trade spreads rabies.

Resources

http:/​/​www.soidog.org
Soi Dog Foundation website
Soi Dog Foundation Facebook page
Thailand's illegal dog met trade information site

Organization Information

Soi Dog Foundation USA

Location: Phuket - Thailand
Website: http:/​/​www.soidog.org
Project Leader:
Martin Turner
Phuket, None - Outside US & Thailand

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