Rescue efforts underway for stray dog with cut-off paws in Buriram

Photo via Facebook/ Nattawuta Selim and Nooknik Namwiboon

Residents in the Isaan province of Buriram ensured a stray dog received necessary medical care after its hind leg paws had been cut off.

A Thai woman took to social media to seek help for the injured dog on Tuesday, June 17. She shared pictures of the dog, with brown and black fur and its paws cut off, with a few words.

“As an animal lover, I can’t bear this! Who did this to you? The dog sought refuge at my store in Buriram. I think the person who abused it must live in the area. It must be very painful for the dog. Its life is valuable. Why did you have to do this to it? The dog has since disappeared from my store. Please help me locate it.”

The pictures showed the woman giving the dog food and water. The wounds on the dog’s legs were covered in concrete dust, indicating the animal had dragged its cut-off paws while moving, causing further pain and the risk of infection.

Netizens, particularly those residing in Buriram, rallied to share a post searching for the dog. Another Thai man shared the story in a Facebook group with numerous local members, later updating that he had located the animal on June 18.

The most recent social media update disclosed that the man had taken the dog to a clinic for further treatment. Details of the medical procedures have not yet been made public. It is hoped that the dog will regain mobility with prosthetic legs or other assistive devices.

In a related report, a drama erupted on Thai social media after a video of a Thai woman pouring hot water over her pregnant Siberian Husky went viral. The woman admitted to her cruel behaviour, saying she was unable to control herself.

Fortunately, the injured animal was rescued and adopted by new owners. She is now living in a new home with her caring family.

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Petch Petpailin

Petpailin, or Petch, is a Thai translator and writer for The Thaiger who focuses on translating breakingThai news stories into English. With a background in field journalism, Petch brings several years of experience to the English News desk at The Thaiger. Before joining The Thaiger, Petch worked as a content writer for several known blogging sites in Bangkok, including Happio and The Smart Local. Her articles have been syndicated by many big publishers in Thailand and internationally, including the Daily Mail, The Sun and the Bangkok Post. She is a news writer who stops reading news on the weekends to spend more time cafe hopping and petting dwarf shrimp! But during office hours, you can find Petch on LinkedIn and you can reach her by email at

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