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Animal welfare group’s Soi Dog video shortlisted for British film award

Mar 07. 2017
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By The Nation
Phuket 

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A SHORT film about the Thai pup Cola, who gained media notoriety after his front legs were cruelly hacked off by a neighbour, has been listed for a prize at the Charity Film Awards in London. 

The film “Love Will Always Triumph Over Evil” tells the story of how the Soi Dog Foundation rescued Cola in Bangkok in 2016 after a neighbour attacked him with a sword because the dog had chewed his shoes. 

After initial treatment in Bangkok, Cola was fitted with prosthetic legs by the Soi Dog Foundation, and is now able to walk and run as he used to. In a twist of fate, Cola was adopted by Gill Dalley, co-founder of Soi Dog Foundation, herself a double leg amputee.

The film’s main message is one of hope over despair, of giving animals a second chance at life, which Soi Dog Foundation does on a daily basis for thousands of street dogs and cats every year in Thailand, through animal welfare programmes across the country.

Gill Dalley tragically passed away last month following a short battle with cancer. But during the few months they were together, she and Cola developed a very close bond. 

Gill’s husband John, a co-founder of Soi Dog Foundation, will continue to care for Cola at the family home, in addition to the couple’s many other dogs and cats adopted over the years.

“Gill would be immensely proud that the film of her and Cola is a finalist at the British Charity Film Awards”, said John. “Gill worked tirelessly to highlight the plight of dogs and cats in Asia, so for her, it’s all about making more people aware of the situation in this part of the world.”

Soi Dog Foundation is urging people to vote for the video in the “People’s Choice” category at the British Charity Film Awards. People can view the film and vote for it via the following link:

http://www.charityfilmawards.com/videos/soi-dog-foundation 

Voting closes on Friday March 10.

 

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