Last week, the team at our Thai base were alerted to a case at Chiang Mai University involving seven puppies living around a very busy and dangerous construction site on the campus. Our Director of Operations Ian Clarke, tells us their story.
Our animal handling team made their way to the site to meet up with some of the retired teachers who have been keeping an eye on the situation and providing a safe source of food for the puppies and their Mum.
This young family of dogs has been very fortunate to have had the local animal welfare champions we work with in the community looking out for them during a crucial stage of their development.
The mother dog had to be lured into a purpose build containment cage to ensure we could catch her before she ran away. Once this stage was completed, the team swooped in to collect the puppies so that the family could be brought into the shelter and housed in the same kennel together during their stay with WVS Thailand.
Thankfully the local community members who called us in were around for the duration of the rescue to provide a friendly and trusted face or two for the puppies. This helped keep the stress levels down for Mum and the puppies.
Since the rescue, the dogs have all been doing really well and have received their vaccinations, worming tablets, flea & tick treatment and full medical checks to make sure there are no hidden illnesses.
In around two weeks’ time we will be looking to rehome the puppies to local homes that can provide a loving and caring environment for the puppies to grow up in and live out a happy life.
Our thanks go to everyone involved in the rescue. The dogs of CMU are incredibly lucky to have so many kind spirited volunteers looking out for them each and every day. Without them the population would be many times higher than today and many of the dogs would go hungry.
This is another example of incredible teamwork and a wonderful rescue thanks to the quick work of WVS vets and dog handlers, and the help of the local community.