Recent donation have helped us to purchase the necessary first aid supplies for this project, consisting of anti tick and fleas collars, anti tick and fleas spray, mange ointment, skin cream, eye drop, rubber gloves, antibiotic, de-worming tablets, anti heart worm tablets, and first aid spray for wounds.
On 1st January 2014, staff started putting anti ticks and fleas collars on 4 dogs. This collar will be effective for 4 months and it will keep our base ticks and fleas free. It was not just improving the quality of their lives but also as control measure which helps creating a controlled hygiene living environment.
Staff and volunteers will go around and treat other dogs in the village i.e. giving them anti ticks and fleas spray, treating their skin problem or simple wound, giving de-worming tablets or antibiotic when necessary. There are many dogs in the village that suffers from skin disease like Mange can be treated easily with Mange ointment we have bought.
Currently GVI work in the village focuses on promoting conservation, community development and more importantly the introducing of an alternative sustainable elephant tourism which focuses on animal welfare and treatment, our ultimate goal is to create a better understanding about this project and create awareness amongst the villager thus our work in treating dogs may appear to be a small scale work but by doing so we hope it will set an example and strengthen GVI core value of this project and highlight the fact that our staff and volunteers place high value on animal welfare and ethical treatment.
Many thanks for your support for this project
Dee Drinya Totrakool
GVI Thailand Country Director