WARNING – DISTRESSING IMAGES
Neglected dogs lived in a house in Pathum Thani, central Thailand, before the owner woman fled several weeks earlier.
Heartbreaking images show the moment when 15 skeleton Great Dane breed dogs were rescued after being left to starve on an abandoned breeding farm in Thailand.
A tragic day just before Watchdog Thailand volunteers arrive to save the animals. A female dog and her two puppies were dead in a cage.
The dogs are now recovering and have even been “adopted” by the country’s king, Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, who has heard about their treatment and ordered his household to fund their recovery.
The neglected dogs were found in a house in Pathum Thani on Monday after the owner ran away several weeks ago.
Members of her family alerted the volunteers. They explained that the property has been operating for many years as a dog farm, until the owner closes for financial reasons and cruelly abandoned these dogs.
Having no one to look after them, they were not well fed and lost so much weight that their bones stitched through their coat.
A spokesman said: “We have received a royal order from His Majesty the King. His Royal Highness ordered a delegation to adopt the dogs of the Animal Welfar Division. ”
They also met 50-year-old housekeeper Nui, who said that the breeder’s parent had asked her to look after the place. She then agreed to cooperate for the rescue.
Veterinarian Kangwan Thirathamrong fed and treated the dogs before relocating them to the Livestock Development Animal Center to restore their mental and physical health.
The vet said, “The owner said that she did not hurt the dogs but that she was feeding them, but because she was unemployed and had financial problems, she had suffered.
“All the rescued dogs needed extra care for their recovery in the animal center.
“Then we’ll see if the owner is financially prepared to pick them up, otherwise we’ll look for dog lovers willing to take care of them.”
A spokesman for Watchdog Thailand said that His Majesty the King had ordered his household to adopt all these great Danish dogs.
The monarch will cover the cost of treatment, food and ongoing care.
The former owner is liable to the law on the prevention of animal cruelty and welfare.