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NAKHON PATHOM: Champa Tangsombun is crazy about dogs – so much so that it’s ruining his wife’s retirement.

Mr Champa, 74, has been taking stray and injured dogs into his home in Village 9 in Bangchang subdistrict for 15 years.

The retired bus station master now has 61 canines to take care of and he has spent his entire life savings on dog food.

The situation has become so serious that Mr Champa’s wife has had to keep working as a bus conductor to help feed the animals.

But now even the 20,000 baht she earns each month is not enough, and the couple owe the pet shop tens of thousands of baht.

Mr Champa said he used to be a rich and respected man. When he retired from his job with the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority 12 years ago, he already had a few dogs in the house.

The numbers rose and rose. There are dogs everywhere – in the house, in the garden and in a specially constructed pen where Mr Champa keeps them all. The sound of barking is deafening.

Mr Champa said he could not give any of the dogs away as he was afraid they would not be well cared for.

He therefore asked that kindhearted readers to donate dog food for his animals. The address to contact is 9/1 Village 9, Bang Chang subdistrict, Samphran district, Nakhon Pathom.

 

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