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HM the King donates 2 tonnes of pet food to Soi Dog Foundation




Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has donated 2 tonnes of dog and cat food to the Soi Dog Foundation, as well as a number of other animal welfare organisations. The donation marks the birthday of Chao Khun Phrasinat Philas Kalayanee Kalayani, His Majesty’s royal noble consort.

The food was presented to Soi Dog and 13 other organisations during a ceremony at the Royal Thai Volunteers Administration Centre in Bangkok last week. Soi Dog’s generous share of HM’s gift was then transported to their HQ and shelter in Mai Khao, Phuket.

A total of 90 large bags of dog food and 10 bags of cat food – amounting to 2 tonnes – were gratefully received by Soi Dog whose shelter currently houses over 1,300 animals. The foundation also provides food to stray animal feeders and, where necessary, to animals displaced by disasters, such as the flooding in Nakhon Si Thammarat late last year.

His Majesty also donated food to the nearby Phuket Stray Dog Shelter in Thalang. The shelter, aka. the “government dog pound”, managed by Phuket livestock officials and supported by the Phuket Provincial Office and local administrative organisations. Soi Dog has long provided assistance with the refurbishment of the pound as well as the sterilisation, vaccination and treatment of the dogs housed there.

“We highly appreciate the royal food donation,” said Kiranee Narabal, president of Soi Dog Foundation Thailand. “Receiving the donation means that His Majesty is aware of the stray animal problem and recognises our work and the work of other rescue organisations too.”

This was not the first time Soi Dog has received such a donation. His Majesty donated pet food to the foundation in July 2017 and May 2019 too.

“His Majesty is sending a positive message to all of us, to follow his example, and to show compassion to all animals, in this case the stray dogs,” said co-founder and president of Soi Dog Foundation International John Dalley at the time of the previous donations.

“In doing so, he’s following the wonderful example of his father, who did the same thing. We hope that this will continue.”

HM the King donates 2 tonnes of pet food to Soi Dog Foundation | News by Thaiger


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    Friday, February 5, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Well done! Always remember, if ever there is a problem with dogs, it’s never the dog’s fault.
    Dogs are the best companion and friend in the world.

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      Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 3:00 am

      No doubts about it.

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    Friday, February 5, 2021 at 9:32 am

    I have 2 dogs that are trained and don’t bark. Here, I wouldn’t necessarily say it’s the dog but more so the owner who doesn’t take responsibility for his/her pet. It’s a cultural thing here.

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    Frank Stevens

    Friday, February 5, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    I wish the his Highness would make a Royal decree that it is against the law and his “wish” that dogs cannot be kept a rope/leash 24/7 all their lives in Thailand, they must have some period of exercise per day. There is a little Border Collie x that probably even now as I write this here in Australia, is still on the end of that very short rope, in front of a small house, never been let off, not far from where I stay in Phuket. I have this fantasy, where his Royal Highness comes and rescues the dog, gives the owner a good “dressing down” and takes the dog away.☺

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      Big Doggy

      Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 1:04 am

      Why don’t you purchase the dog?

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    Toby Andrews

    Friday, February 5, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Sneak out at night and cut the lease when you are back in Thailand.
    Another example of the wonderful Thai . . .

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    Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 5:33 am

    Reminds me of the oft repeated tale of a millionaire leaving their fortune to a home for stray cats. Meanwhile in the poverty stricken ghettoes of Bangkok, and cash strapped organizations for special needs people….

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      Jack Hammer

      Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 2:09 pm

      I agree 100% with Alan. Why not dig into the coffers and handout 400 million baht for homeless people, set up soup kitchens across the country etc etc Set up clothing pools. At the moment there are hundreds of thousands of people in Thailand really struggling. The 400 million would not be missed

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    Geoffrey Hill

    Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 6:15 am

    WOW 2 tonne = aout 80000 Baht Soooo Generous

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    Big Doggy

    Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 1:03 am

    He is worth 35 billion dollars. Most of the money given to him by the USA during the Vietnam war to stem communism from flowing in from Laos. I hope he can donate more. Thank You.

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