A Dog's Life with Anna Webb joined by Mike Dower Jai Dog Rescue
This week Anna is joined by Mike Dower, founder of Jai Dog Rescue in Thailand. Talking about why he left a busy career in London five years ago to set up a rehabilitation centre helping street dogs in Thailand,
His passion for these dogs shines through. We talk about why Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is so inspired by Jai Dog and its sanctuary, it has invested in a five year initiative and financial collaboration called: CNVR - Capture, Neuter, Vaccinate and Release scheme.
Offering vet care to those injured mainly in road accidents, the charity also re-habilitates those that have small injuries before re-releasing them neutered and healthy to the streets. Thailand being a Buddhist country means cruelty and abuse are not common, but Jai Dog aims to educate with outreach projects to involve communities with the dogs.
Jai Dog rehabilitates those dogs injured in road accidents, sadly making up 60% of the dogs treated in their care. And for many of these tripod dogs, Mike explains how they remain at the sanctuary for life. We chat about cultural differences, particularly surrounding euthanasia and about the dedicated team looking after the 91 dogs currently living at the sanctuary.
The aim is for dogs to find their forever home both overseas and in Thailand. As a charity, Jai Dog is very fussy about potential adopters, but if you’re interested, don’t be shy to apply. The charity also has on-going costs for food, medication, flea and tick preventatives, enrichment toys and so much more.
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