Tourist bitten by Krabi dog donates 20,000 baht worth of food for strays

Daniel donates food for stray dogs, photo by MGR Online.

UPDATE

Despite being bitten by a stray dog on Krabi’s Ao Nang Beach, one tourist is now trying to help stray dogs. Media reported yesterday that the man, 60 year old Thai national Daniel Sudjai Kutrakun, donated 20,000 baht worth of food for stray dogs to the Ao Nang Administrative Organisation Office.

This is after a stray dog bit Daniel’s leg on the beach on March 11, while he was taking a walk with his American wife.

Daniel said…

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“I just want to see a beautiful and safe Ao Nang Beach. After I was bitten by a stray dog here, it is a lesson that we should take care of them like other pets. Stray dogs need to be vaccinated.”

He added…

“In the next two months, I will be back for my daughter’s wedding on Ao Nang Beach. I want to see this place safe for everyone.”

The issue of stray dogs on beaches is not unique to Ao Nang. Stray dogs are a common sight in many parts of Thailand, and they often pose a risk to both tourists and locals.

On Tuesday, the Ao Nang Administrative Organisation reported that officials had caught one stray dog on the beach. The officials shot the dog with an anaesthetic dart, and gave it food mixed with anaesthesia. The officials implanted a microchip on the dog to keep track of it. The dog is now being kept at the Ao Nang Administrative Office.

PREVIOUS UPDATE

Krabi officials caught a stray dog on Ao Nang Beach on Tuesday, following a vicious dog attack on a tourist on March 11. The tourist, 60 year old Thai national Daniel Sudjai Kutrakun, had been walking on Ao Nang Beach when a stray dog ran over to him and bit his left leg. Daniel’s medical expenses cost over 20,000 baht.

Krabi’s public relations office said in a Facebook post that officials from the Krabi Live Stock Office and the Ao Nang Administrative Organisation inspected the beach on Tuesday. The officials found only one stray dog on the beach and shot it with an anaesthetic dart. They also gave the dog food mixed with anaesthesia.

The officials implanted a microchip on the dog to keep track of it. The dog is now being kept at the Ao Nang Administrative Office.

Officials are now surveying the foothills of the Krabi Resort to plan for the next time they will catch stray dogs.

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Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.

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