In January, WVS Thailand received a call from another international NGO, Global Vision International. GVI’s project in Thailand focuses on elephant conservation but recently, they’d been having issues with the growing population of dogs and cats.
This is where WVS stepped in to help! After a few visits to the region of Huay Pakoot, our veterinary team, led by Outreach Manager Fon, were able to organise a mobile outreach clinic in order to treat the animals there, rather than transport them to our centre in Chiang Mai. With the invaluable support of GVI’s team in Thailand and the local community, our vets got to work and over just two days, we sterilised 43 animals. The GVI team assisted with communicating with the local community, handling animals and helped ensure we treated as many cats and dogs as possible. These animals are now healthy and will not cause undue stress to the current population. Humane population control is important in many parts of the world, but especially where animals are not owned.
Thanks to GVI’s call, we were able to join together to help these vulnerable animals. The GVI team even ran a fundraising campaign and made a kind donation towards our clinic back in Chiang Mai at the end of the outreach project! We’re so pleased to be able to support other groups championing animal welfare across Thailand! Together, we can be the difference!