This organization is vaccinating and treating dogs while kicking animal abuse to the curb

Photo: Soi Dog Foundation / Bangkok is home to an estimated 640,000 free-roaming dogs.
Photo: Soi Dog Foundation / Bangkok is home to an estimated 640,000 free-roaming dogs.

Over the past four years, you may have noticed an increasing number of Soi Dog Foundation vans zipping their way around Bangkok (or, more likely, sitting patiently in the traffic). This fleet of white-orange vehicles is part of the foundation’s work to care for and humanely manage the city’s 640,000-strong free-roaming dog population through its “Catch, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return” (CNVR) programme. 

Photo: Soi Dog Foundation / Soi Dog Foundation has neutered and vaccinated over 100,000 animals in 2019 alone.
Photo: Soi Dog Foundation / Soi Dog Foundation has neutered and vaccinated over 100,000 animals in 2019 alone.

No other organisation in the world is neutering and vaccinating as many dogs and cats as Soi Dog. To date, over 380,000 animals have passed through the foundation’s CNVR programme in Thailand, including over 171,000 in Bangkok at its ever-growing number of mobile clinics as well as its clinic in Chatuchak where 1,400 animals have also received lifesaving medical treatment.

Photo: Soi Dog Foundation / A Soi Dog van at a temple in Bangkok. Sadly, temples are often “dumping grounds” for unwanted dogs and cats.
Photo: Soi Dog Foundation / A Soi Dog van at a temple in Bangkok. Sadly, temples are often “dumping grounds” for unwanted dogs and cats.

As demand on Soi Dog’s services has outgrown the Chatuchak clinic, the foundation is fundraising for a new, purpose-built facility in Bang Khen which will accommodate 95% more animals in need. The state-of-the-art clinic will include operating theatres, a laboratory and a transit area for animals that have been adopted overseas and require temporary shelter before they fly.

Photo: Soi Dog Foundation / Soi Dog also runs Education and Community Outreach programmes to teach local schoolchildren and communities about animal welfare.
Photo: Soi Dog Foundation / Soi Dog also runs Education and Community Outreach programmes to teach local schoolchildren and communities about animal welfare.

Soi Dog’s ultimate goal in Bangkok is to eradicate rabies and prevent unwanted puppies and kittens being born into short lives of suffering on the streets – goals that the foundation has achieved in Phuket thanks to support from like-minded animal lovers in Thailand and around the world. 

Photo: Soi Dog Foundation / Soi Dog co-founder and president John Dalley received an award from Thailand's Ministry of Public Health in September for the foundation’s work towards eliminating rabies in the country.
Photo: Soi Dog Foundation / Soi Dog co-founder and president John Dalley received an award from Thailand’s Ministry of Public Health in September for the foundation’s work towards eliminating rabies in the country.

To learn more, visit www.soidog.org. If you see a dog or cat in need of assistance in Bangkok, call 092 468 9353 or email bkkclinic@soidog.org

Don’t forget, we’re pledging US$20 to Soi Dog Foundation from every yearly COCO+ membership purchased this festive season. More information is available here.

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  1. Thanks, Coconuts, for supporting the Soi Dog Foundation and offering a wonderful way to start the New Year with heart. I’m happy I support the outstanding work of both Coconuts and SDF!

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