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Phuket Governor checks on renovations to stray-dog shelter

Dec 29. 2017
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By Phuket Gazette

Phuket’s Governor hosted a meeting with the Phuket Dog Shelter Management Committee on Friday at the Provincial Hall in Phuket Town to check on the progress of its renovation, together with the Chief of Phuket Provincial Livestock Office and a representative of Phuket’s Soi Dog Foundation.

“There are 460 dogs in the shelter by now and the shelter opens its door to all the stray dogs, especially those that are reported to have attacked people on the street. The shelter receives about 20 to 30 dogs per month, under the project ‘Keep Phuket Clean by Our Hands and Hearts’,” said the Governor.

The meeting reported on the progress of building a new cement floor in the dog enclosures to make it easy to clean and reduce the smell, reducing stress on the dogs.

The shelter will be reorganised, with a committee of seven officials working on different aspects of the daily operations, including fundraising, food donation, neutering and health care in alignment with the 2018 budget year plan.

The Bt1.3 million baht budget was approved to renovate the Suan Pa Bang Kanun Stray Dog Shelter. The dog cage roofs will be renovated, as well as the staff compound, clinic and food storage room. One additional staff member is being recruited too.

People interested in donating to the shelter can do so through account number 805 0 83191 4 (named in Thai: Phuket Stray Dog Shelter Project).

Food donations can be given at the shelter, the Phuket Provincial Livestock Office or the Damrongtham Centre in the Provincial Hall. Donors will be given a certificate of donation.


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