Last Updated on August 26, 2022 by Pets Feed
A Thai animal shelter, located in the city of Chon Buri, helps disabled dogs and gives them a chance at life
Undoubtedly, the stories that include different animals rescued from the streets are very emotional and show that there are still good-hearted people in the world, but what a Thai animal shelter does with animals with special needs, is off to admire.
In these times of global crisis, thousands of animals are abandoned, lose their homes or are simply born on the streets. But in Thailand, this problem is on another level, since in the culture of the inhabitants of this country it is not customary to socialize with homeless animals.
However, despite the lack of attention for this class of animals, in Thailand there is a man who took care of the matter.
Thai animal shelter helps disabled dogs
A Swedish chef named Michael J. Baines, who lives in Thailand, decided to help homeless animals and created a shelter for this purpose. Michael is the president and one of the founders of The Man That Rescues Dogs shelter, located in Chon Buri, which is dedicated to rescuing animals.
Since he began his beautiful work, man has managed to save more than 2000 animals, including cats and dogs, that lived on the streets. But best of all, this shelter specializes in saving disabled animals, giving them a second chance at life.
Michael started by feeding the animals on the streets, but after seeing that many were in dire need of help, he decided to create the shelter. Now they have about 600 animals in the shelter, which turns out to be quite a difficult task, but thanks to his collaborators they succeed.
His main assistant, Chris Chidichimo, and 30 staff members are responsible for providing the necessary care to all the animals in the shelter. In addition, apart from dealing with rescued dogs and cats, as a rescue organization, they deal with emergency cases that arise unexpectedly on a daily basis.
Chris told Bored Panda:
The biggest challenge is facing different situations that arise unexpectedly. We have our routine with eating, walking, cleaning, physical therapy and hydrotherapy, things like that. We have to be flexible, but it is definitely a challenge.
A typical day at the shelter begins with the 6 am walk of all animals, including dogs in wheelchairs. After the walk, they receive a delicious breakfast, then it is time to relieve themselves and therefore cleaning time.
Not forgetting that at 7 am a food truck also leaves to feed the 350 homeless dogs in the community.
At 10 in the morning we do hydro and physical therapy, giving our disabled dogs additional exercise. The dogs are walked again at 2 pm, then they are fed again and then cleaned again.
The shelter also operates a free veterinary clinic, with two vets and a full-time assistant, and unsurprisingly kept full. If the staff of this shelter are clear about something, it is that the most important thing is the animals, regardless of the financial benefits.
Caring for so many sick, injured, disabled or abandoned dogs is not only physically tiring, it is also mentally draining. But for reasons that are obvious, all staff are strengthened when they save the lives of animals in need and give them another chance.
We are giving the sick, abandoned and abused dogs of Thailand the second chance they deserve. When you see a dog paralyzed in its wheelchair for the first time, running free and smiling, it is one of the best parts of the process.
Due to the crisis generated by the pandemic, many organizations that depend on donations were affected and the shelter was no exception.
But even though donations were drastically reduced, the shelter continued to operate; although with many limitations and restrictions that directly affect the work.
There is a lot of work in the shelter, but the staff of the place are trained to face all the challenges that they face on a daily basis.
When you love what you do, you just have to remember that our job is to improve the lives of the dogs and animals in our care.”
Clearly, the work that Michael and the shelter staff do is focused on improving the quality of life for the animals. But above all they want disabled cats and dogs to have the opportunity to have a second chance in their life.
His work is admirable, so if you want to contribute to his beautiful work, you can donate through his website.
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