Soi Dog Foundation in Phuket, Thailand, strives to provide a humane and sustainable solution to managing the stray population and to address their medical needs. Soi Dog focuses its efforts on 5 fronts: Rescue and treatment of strays, sheltering and encouraging adoption, sterilization and vaccination, ending dog meat trade, community outreach.
The primary role of a volunteer at the shelter in Phuket, Thailand, is to socialise and walk the dogs, as well as socialising the cats and puppies. For dogs and cats at the shelter to be adopted into homes, it is essential to teach them to trust people and to teach dogs to walk on a lead. Almost all of the animals are former street dogs and cats who have never been indoors and need to learn to feel comfortable around people. Soi Dog particularly needs volunteers who enjoy giving tours of the shelter and talking with visitors.
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By becoming a Flight Volunteer you can you help an adopted animal get to its new home overseas.For many of the dogs and cats at Soi Dog’s shelter, the only way they can travel to adopters overseas is as a passenger’s extra baggage.
If you are travelling on booked tickets with any of the following airlines, the adopted animals need you!
Air France, ANA (All Nippon Air) Asiana, Austrian Airlines, China Airlines, EVA, Finnair, JAL (Japanese Airlines), KLM, Korean Air, Lufthansa, Qatar, Swiss, Thai Airways.
Soi Dog will take care of everything for you - bring the animal to the airport, meet you there prior to your flight, and check the animal in. Upon arriving at your destination airport, you will be met by the adopter. There is no work or expense on your part.
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Soi Dog Foundation was established in 2003 in Phuket, Thailand, to help the street dogs and cats who had no-one else to care for them. Over 50,000 strays roamed the island, with the numbers growing alarmingly due to a lack of sterilization (spay/neuter) programs to control the population. Soi Dog was created to provide a humane and sustainable solution to managing the stray population and to address their medical needs. Funding then, as it is now, came entirely from individuals who shared, and continue to share, the vision of our founders.
Soi Dog also campaigns for an improvement in animal welfare rights across Asia, and helps animals affected by natural disasters, such as the severe flooding in southern Thailand in 2017 and prior to that, the Bangkok floods of 2011 and the Asian tsunami of 2004.