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Chon Buri dog shelter has 40% drop in donations during pandemic

Caitlin Ashworth

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PHOTO: The Man That Rescues Dogs

A shelter for stray dogs in Chon Buri not only nurses injured and sick street dogs back to health, it also provides more than 2 dozen dogs with special wheelchairs. Every day the dogs are taken for a walk along a dirt path. With the wheels serving as their hind legs, the dogs can freely walk along a dirt path. They can even run so fast that some of the humans can’t catch up.

But with Thailand now in an economic downturn due to the pandemic and far less tourists in Chon Buri, the shelter, which is run by The Man That Rescues Dogs foundation, has had a 40% drop in donations. The number of visitors has also sharply declined. The shelter’s sponsorship coordinator Christopher Chidichimo says both donations and visitors are very important for maintaining the shelter.

“The donations are very important, and the volunteers and visitors are equally important, because they come and spread our message.”

The foundation The Man That Rescues Dogs was started by Swedish entrepreneur Michael J. Baines who moved to Chon Buri in 2002. After seeing many dogs on the streets in Chon Buri in poor conditions, Michael decided to start caring for them.

The shelter now spends more than $1,300 USD per day to care for more than 600 dogs and then to feed another 350 dogs that live on the streets. Since the pandemic, the shelter has been short on funds and was forced to cut its monthly campaign to spay and neuter strays.

The future is uncertain. For now, the shelter is still looking after paralysed and disabled dogs, providing them with wheelchairs and physiotherapy sessions.

To donate or adopt a dog, go to https://tmtrd.org.

SOURCE: Reuters

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    Toby Andrews

    Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Well I have a suggestion. Thais should take care of Thai dogs.
    Do any Thais contribute to Battersea dog’s home in London?
    In addition, do the persons running this “charity” run SUV, and have top of the range mobile phones?
    What wages are they on?
    I have clicked on your link and it does not come up!
    Is that intentional to keep out embarrassing questions that I ask?

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      toby_james

      Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:28 am

      Be quiet Frocking Numptie!

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    Ian

    Monday, February 8, 2021 at 5:09 am

    So sad how dogs are treated in thailand just left to fend for themselves mind you it’s how this government treat the people

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      toby_james

      Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:54 am

      Yes Great points!

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      Craig

      Monday, February 8, 2021 at 11:25 am

      Yep

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    toby_james

    Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:27 am

    I cannot donate. I wish they would accept Paypal or Transferwise. Please let me know when you can do that.

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    toby_james

    Monday, February 8, 2021 at 7:52 am

    disregard my last comment regarding Paypal and Transferwise. Looks like they set it up already. THanks

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    Craig

    Monday, February 8, 2021 at 11:24 am

    I’m guessing spaying and neutering are in the vocabulary here.

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      Dirk

      Friday, February 12, 2021 at 4:33 pm

      Ahhh… but the rich billionaire King donated about 30,000 baht for the Soi Street Dogs Foundation a few weeks ago.

      Generous, huh?

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    Craig

    Monday, February 8, 2021 at 11:26 am

    Sorry. “are not”.

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    Jeff

    Monday, February 8, 2021 at 4:02 pm

    Artificially increasing food supply into any animal’s habitat increases the procreation rate and eventually results in a starving population because their natural habitat can’t sustain the population. Thais do this with dogs and the monkeys thinking that they’re doing a good thing. They are not.

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    banner

    Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 8:12 pm

    Half of these animals are more abused by being kept alive. These hypocrites take pride when they find a mauled and burned animal by the roadside and kidnap it to their “shelter”, then post photos and beg for money. No, give the poor creature the needle and let it out of its misery…

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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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Thailand to introduce “area quarantine” for international visitors from April

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From next month, foreign visitors to the Kingdom will be able to experience the delights of “area quarantine”, after the government confirmed the scheme for 5 provinces. Following a meeting with the Public Health Ministry, the Tourism Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn confirmed that Phuket, Krabi, Chiang Mai, Chon Buri (Pattaya), and Surat Thani (Koh Samui and Koh Pha-ngan) have been chosen to pilot the scheme.

Foreign tourists opting for area quarantine will be required to remain in their hotel rooms for the first 3 days of their stay. They will be tested for Covid-19 and, if negative after 3 days, will be allowed to leave their room and roam freely around the resort for the remainder of their 14-day quarantine. At the end of the 14-day period, they will once again be tested for the virus and, if negative, allowed to travel around the quarantine area.

In order to avail of the scheme, tourists will still need to fulfil the other requirements for travel, including obtaining a Certificate of Entry, a negative Covid-19 test 72 hours prior to travel, and adequate health insurance. Nation Thailand reports that the area quarantine plan will be run by 29 travel agencies, under TAT supervision.

The area quarantine scheme comes as the TAT hails the success of the first “golf quarantine” scheme, which operates in a similar manner. Travellers from countries considered “low-risk” for Covid-19 can come to Thailand for a golf holiday at approved golf resorts in the Kingdom. Conditions are similar to those attached to area quarantine, with the golfers having to spend the first 3 days in their room, test negative for the virus, and then enjoy free rein of the resort, with a few rounds of golf thrown in.

Thailand’s economy has been decimated by the fallout from the pandemic, in particular the loss of international tourism. The current mandatory 14-day quarantine period is seen as the biggest hurdle to overcome in order to re-ignite the sector. In 2019, international tourism contributed 2 trillion baht out of a total 3.01 trillion baht tourism trade. In the same year, tourism made up 17% of Thailand’s GDP.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

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Massive 6-metre-long python caught in Chon Buri

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While tending to his land and preparing to cut down some banana trees, a Chon Buri man came across a massive 6-metre-long, 100-kilogram python. 8 people worked together to pull the giant snake out from the vegetation. The python tried numerous times to escape. It took around 30 minutes to catch the snake.

The landowner told Thai media reporters that the area is frequented by workers and he was surprised a large python was nearby. While there tends to be snakes in the area, he’s never seen a snake this big.

“We were cleaning the area before we were surprised to discover the python. We have always had snakes in this area occasionally but never one quite on this scale, especially in a garden and farming area that is frequented by local residents.”

Animal rescuers were called to the seen and took the giant python to a secluded forest away from locals.

SOURCE: Pattaya News

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An 18 year old motorbike driver has been killed after ploughing his bike into the back of a parked truck. The Pattaya News reports that the incident took place at the weekend, in the eastern province of Chon Buri.

Emergency workers arrived at the scene in the Baan Suan sub-district to find Sahapat Tippuang with serious head injuries. It’s understood the motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, but it came off in the course of the accident. The motorbike was severely damaged.

The 19 year old truck driver, Akkaradet Sangprach, says he had pulled over to the side of the road to check directions for where he was going.

“I was heading from Samut Prakan to a temple in the Mueang Chonburi district. I got lost before I stopped on the side of the road to look up directions on my GPS unit. While I was researching how to get to the temple in Chon Buri, Mr. Sahapat crashed into the back of my pickup truck.”

Police are reviewing CCTV footage as part of their investigation.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News

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