JANUARY CHARITY OF THE MONTH

Soi Dog Mission Statement:

'To improve the welfare of dogs and cats in Asia, resulting in better lives for both the animal and human communities, to create a society without homeless animals, and to ultimately end animal cruelty'.

 

Work:

"Our work with street animals consists of spaying and neutering to prevent unwanted puppies and kittens being born into short lives of suffering, along with the rescue, vaccination, medical treatment, sheltering, and adoption of those that cannot be returned to their territory. 

 

Every year, Soi Dog spays/neuters and vaccinates tens of thousands of stray dogs and cats throughout Thailand, and has, to date, neutered over 635,000 animals since 2003. We conduct daily mobile spay and neuter clinics across the Bangkok metropolitan area, home to hundreds of thousands of stray dogs. This project will eventually comprise ten mobile clinics and will take an estimated seven to ten years to complete. 

Spay and neuter is the only proven, sustainable and humane method of reducing the stray animal population.  Thanks to your support of our work in Phuket, the stray population on the island is now officially under control. Global studies have shown that once 80% of the population has been neutered, the number of animals living on the streets begins to decline naturally. By 2025, there should be very few strays on the streets and beaches of Phuket.

Soi Dog also campaigns for an improvement in animal welfare rights across Asia, and helps animals affected by natural disasters, such as the severe flooding in southern Thailand in 2017 and prior to that, the Bangkok floods of 2011 and the Asian tsunami of 2004. 

Soi Dog Foundation is fighting the Asian dog meat trade and thanks to overwhelming support from people like you, the trade has been almost completely wiped out in Thailand. We continue to campaign for an end to the trade in Vietnam, Cambodia, South Korea and other Southeast Asian countries where it is prevalent."

– from Soi Dog website