Without a sure, the stories of various animals saved from the streets are quite moving and demonstrate that there are still good-hearted individuals in the world, but what a Thai animal sanctuary accomplishes with animals with specific needs is admirable.
Thousands of animals are abandoned, lose their homes, or are simply born on the streets during these times of global distress. However, in Thailand, this problem is on a different level, because it is not normal for Thai people to mingle with homeless animals.
Despite the lack of interest in this species, there is a man in Thailand who has taken care of the situation.
A Swedish chef called Michael J. Baines, who resides in Thailand, wanted to aid abandoned animals by establishing a refuge. Michael is the president and one of the founders of The Man That Rescues Dogs, a shelter dedicated to animal rescue in Chon Buri.
Since he began his wonderful job, the guy has saved over 2000 animals, including cats and dogs, who were living on the streets. The best part is that this sanctuary specializes in rescue disadvantaged animals and giving them a second shot at life.
Michael began by feeding the street animals, but after noticing how many were in desperate need of assistance, he decided to establish the refuge. They now have around 600 animals in the shelter, which proves to be a challenging work, but they succeed thanks to their colleagues.
Chris Chidichimo, his main helper, and 30 staff members look after all of the animals at the shelter. Furthermore, in addition to dealing with rescued dogs and cats, they deal with emergency cases that come unexpectedly on a regular basis as a rescue group.
Chris stated to Bored Panda:
«The most difficult issue is dealing with unforeseen occurrences. We have a regimen that includes eating, walking, cleaning, physical therapy, and hydrotherapy, among other things. We must be adaptable, but it is an uphill battle.’
A typical day at the shelter starts at 6 a.m. with a walk of all animals, including dogs in wheelchairs. After the stroll, they are given a lovely breakfast, and then it is time for them to relieve themselves, which means cleaning time.
Not to mention, at 7 a.m., a food truck departs to feed the community’s 350 homeless dogs.
Chris continued, saying:
“We conduct hydro and physical therapy at 10 a.m., providing our challenged dogs extra activity.” The dogs are walked again at 2 p.m., then fed and washed once more.
The shelter also runs a free veterinary clinic with two veterinarians and a full-time assistant, and it is always filled. If the personnel at this shelter are clear about anything, it is that the animals come first, regardless of the financial rewards.
Caring for so many sick, injured, crippled, or abandoned pets is not only physically taxing, but also psychologically draining. However, for obvious reasons, all personnel are strengthened when they rescue the lives of animals in need and offer them a second opportunity.
“We are providing Thailand’s ailing, abandoned, and abused canines a second chance.” One of the most rewarding aspects of the procedure is seeing a dog crippled in a wheelchair for the first time, running free and joyful.
Many organizations that rely on contributions were impacted by the pandemic’s crisis, and the shelter was no exception.