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Nearly 300 cats rescued from Bangkok home shelters

Caitlin Ashworth



Rescued cats at the 3DPet Hospital & Hotel

Nearly 300 cats, many in wire cages, were found in 2 recently abandoned home shelters in Bangkok. Some cats were found dead and an animal activist who rescued the cats says the homes were filthy and smelled of cat feces.

The owner of the homes was initially providing shelter for the stray cats, but due to the financial problems brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and the lack of donations, the owner could no longer afford to feed and care for the cats, according to animal activist Warattada Pattarodom. The owner did not come by for a while and a neighbour would sometimes come by to feed the cats.

“The owner did not come to this place for quite a while, many months. So you can say they were abandoned because of her unfortunate circumstance, but they were not abused.”

After being rescued from the homes, the cats were taken to various veterinarian clinics for check ups. One veterinarian said he was sure the cats would recover.

“The cats got stressed because they were in an enclosure for a long time… but after last night they started to snuggle in the cage when people approached.”

The cats will be sent to a shelter in Chiang Mai which is also caring for elephants. Since the pandemic, the Chiang Mai shelter started taking in cats. It now cares for nearly 1,000 cats.

SOURCES: Reuters | NBT World


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    Toby Andrews

    Monday, March 1, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Ah good.
    Cats do not really need shelter. They can look after themselves.
    The cats here in the bars of Phnom Penh are different. They will not be touched.
    However they keep the rats and mice down, and I like to see them wandering about.

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    Monday, March 1, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    Let them go Free, far away from all populated cities.
    They will and Can take care of themselves just fine.
    Then they will be FREE to live.

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    Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 10:14 am

    Darn and I love cats got 4 cats…

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    peter pope

    Friday, March 5, 2021 at 2:15 am

    Cat’s should be able to roam free. I have 5 of them and never let thim in the house unless they smart me out. They keep snakes, rats etc. away from my home and wake me up with Miau at 6 am in the morning to get their food. Sometimes i hear a different sound like Heaw which means Hungry in Khmer. They don’t want to be touched much unless they come and tell me to give them a few strokes. They’re great company and you can even go on a short holiday . They will simply look lovely to my next door neighbor, get their food and that’s it.

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Caitlin Ashworth is a writer from the United States who has lived in Thailand since 2018. She graduated from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies in 2016. She was a reporter for the Daily Hampshire Gazette In Massachusetts. She also interned at the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia and Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida.

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