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A Heartbreaking Look Inside An Animal Shelter in Thailand


Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection )

Cher
- 325 days ago - dogster.com
I volunteered at the only shelter on the island of Koh Samui. It was among the most emotionally taxing experiences of my life.



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Kit B. (277)
Monday May 27, 2013, 7:38 am

Very sad, but at least these dogs and cats were getting some care. Others do not.
 

Ruth S. (379)
Monday May 27, 2013, 8:49 am
I agree Kit.
 

Patricia H. (477)
Monday May 27, 2013, 9:10 am
sadly noted
 

Michael Kirkby (80)
Monday May 27, 2013, 9:26 am
Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 27, 2013, 9:29 am
"The dogs and cats I met will stay in my heart forever, and I strongly encourage anyone who visits this beautiful Thai island to visit the shelter."

I know someone who did. This is a luxury hotel compared to what else he sees when he goes. Dogs on grills is a common sight. :-(
 

Birgitta S. (216)
Monday May 27, 2013, 9:35 am
agreeing with Kit, too.
 

Helen A. (108)
Monday May 27, 2013, 9:42 am
noted
 

PennyAWAY B. (122)
Monday May 27, 2013, 9:43 am
I agree with Kit, at least they are safe. Thanks Cher.
 

Barbara D. (107)
Monday May 27, 2013, 9:50 am
All shelters are heart-breaking, some more than others. I feel better knowing that these poor critters are getting food, shelter and medical care. A chance for a good life. Otherwise...THAT would be truly heart-breaking.
 

Shawna S. (43)
Monday May 27, 2013, 10:11 am
Very sad...all those animals. It appears that they are doing what they can to help. It's a start.
Thanks Cher
 

Christeen Anderson (419)
Monday May 27, 2013, 10:22 am
Heartbreaking but better than the consequences.
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday May 27, 2013, 11:01 am
noted, thanks Cher
 

Allan Yorkowitz (458)
Monday May 27, 2013, 11:02 am
As Kit wrote, think of those who are alive because of this rescue. What a country.
 

Mary M. (24)
Monday May 27, 2013, 12:45 pm
noted and totally disgusted at the ignorance in the world
 

Barbara V. (51)
Monday May 27, 2013, 1:15 pm
What's that the Bible says--get the log out of your eye before you complain about the splinter in your neighbor's eye? Something like that.
 

Joanne Dixon (34)
Monday May 27, 2013, 1:37 pm
This shelter in Thailand is not on an island, and is run by a couple of expats, who do the best they can. Their kittens can often be seen on The Daily Kitten (most recently on 5/23): http://cats4youinpattaya.webs.com/
 

Connie O. (31)
Monday May 27, 2013, 2:33 pm
sad to see .... glad there is someone to help.
 

Beth M. (249)
Monday May 27, 2013, 3:08 pm
Anyone who can make a donation, should do so.
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday May 27, 2013, 4:19 pm
Very sad, but they are getting a chance at a better life in the future.
 

Birgit W. (135)
Monday May 27, 2013, 4:40 pm
At least they are getting some help. Thank you.
 

Joan M. (814)
Monday May 27, 2013, 10:17 pm
Noted. I guess a little care is better than none at all. Thanks Cher
 

Kerstin S. (294)
Tuesday May 28, 2013, 5:20 am
Thank you for sharing
 

Fi T. (16)
Tuesday May 28, 2013, 6:22 am
Allow them a real shelter
 

Sara P. (54)
Tuesday May 28, 2013, 9:02 am
Hard to find the words, what can I say when I see this creatures in this conditions......My love for them is not enough to help, sometimes I feel very frustrated because I cannot do anything.....
 

Sandi C. (235)
Tuesday May 28, 2013, 9:57 am
very sad.
 

Mark Botermuc (32)
Tuesday May 28, 2013, 10:19 am
This is shelter??? So sad ... Why no one help them? Maybe ith donation? Ty 4 sharing this info with us, i kno many people don't know about this problem ...
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (171)
Tuesday May 28, 2013, 11:58 am
przykro patrzeć na te biedne zwierzęta, konieczna jest pomoc
 

Svetlana B. (19)
Tuesday May 28, 2013, 1:42 pm
Noted
 

sharon stringer (10)
Saturday June 1, 2013, 5:21 am
HEARTBREAKING,just reading that story and seeing the pictures of those sweet dogs and cats all wanting love almost tore my heart out.So many animals suffer on this planet,and i know that shelters like this are amazing and a godsend but its so sad to see their wanting is almost palpable,i want to save them all,i wish i could.
 
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