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Bangkok is flooding and it's becoming a disaster zone. The people are scrambling to get out but many dogs are left behind as owners are prohibited from bringing their pets.

Soi Dog, a rescue organization based in Thailand, is helping out. Their Facebook page is here.

Here's a short film about Soi Dog. There's a particular point in the film where you'll understand why their dedication to the cause is overwhelming:

I don't usually push for donations on this blog but these guys could use your help. A dollar goes a long way in Thailand. Please give them a buck.

4 Comments to “Soi Dog in Thailand”

  1. Catherine says:

    Donated, thanks for letting us know about this!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for letting us know about yet another sad situation. It can almost be overwhelming to hear all the animals that are in need here and around the world. Sometimes it feels like we are never going to win this battle, but we have to keep trying, so I donated! and hope others will do the same.

  3. Cathrine says:

    Soi (street) Dog does an amazing job for the thousands of street dogs in Thailand. Yes, they need the money now more than ever, but even after the flood is over and the media are gone, they'll be there, and they'll still need the money.

    Give five bucks -- we can almost all afford it, and the street dogs of Thailand have no better friends.

  4. Joanne says:

    Done and looking for one to sponsor. Don't need that morning double double anyway. And sure don't need the donut that goes with it.

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A request

The reason for this blog is to help get specific dogs adopted from TAS but equally important is to try to normalize the idea of shelter dogs being just as good and just as desirable as any other dogs including those which are regularly merchandised by backyard breeders, puppy millers and those few remaining pet store owners who still feel a need to sell live animals. The single greatest stigma shelter animals still face is the belief that shelter animals are substandard animals. Anyone who has had enough experience with shelter animals knows this is untrue but the general public hasn't had the same experiences you've had. They see a nice dog photo in a glossy magazine and too many of them would never think of associating that dog with a dog from a shelter. After all, no one abandons perfectly good dogs, right? Unfortunately, as we all know, perfectly good dogs are abandoned all the time.

The public still too often associates shelter dogs with images of beat up, sick, dirty, severely traumatized animals and while we definitely sometimes see victims such as these, they are certainly not the majority and, regardless, even the most abused animals can very often be saved and made whole again.

Pound Dogs sometimes discusses the sad histories some of the dogs have suffered. For the most part, though, it tries to present the dogs not as victims but as great potential family members. The goal is to raise the profiles of animals in adoption centers so that a potential pet owner sees them as the best choice, not just as the charity choice.

So, here's the favour I'm asking. Whenever you see a dog picture on these pages you think is decent enough, I'd like you to consider sharing it on Facebook or any other social media sites you're using (I know many of you do this already and thank you for that). And when you share it, please mention that the dog in the photo is a shelter dog like so many other shelter dogs waiting for a home. If we can get even five percent of the pet buying public to see shelter dogs differently, to see how beautiful they are and how wonderful they are, and to consider shelter dogs as their first choice for a new family member, we can end the suffering of homeless pets in this country.