Asking for our Help
We received this message from 2 tourists who were spending a night 100ks from us.
"Hi, I know you are further north but I have found around 9 puppies. About 6 weeks old. Next to Sara Resort in Chumphon. One is dead already. Can you help or know of anyone who can?"
It appears there are no rescues between Chumphon 100ks from us and our town. The tourists had been advised to contact us.
Too Far Away
At first, we said we couldn't help as the pups were found so far away. We get many calls from locals about rescuing cruelly abandoned pups and we felt they must take priority.
Some of our local pups rescued
We thought about the situation again. After seeing the pictures of the skinny pups on this beach we felt they were in great danger of dying. The tourists said they would take them to Bangkok if we couldn't help but what would they do with them there? Their future was very uncertain, so we decided we must help.
Bring them to us
On New Year's Eve, the tourists Ben and Mary arrived with 5 tiny pups. The good news was 3 from the original 8 have been adopted on the beach by a local family leaving 5. Ben and Mary also adopted the smallest puppy 2 weeks later leaving us with 4 very needy pups.
We immediately de-loused and de-wormed them and they now have daily calcium and multivitamins. After 2 weeks they all had their first combine vaccination.
Our staff named them Ninja, Taro, Cha nom (Milky Tea) and Kai Mok (Pearl)! They have grown amazingly quickly from the tiny sickly puppies found on the beach a month ago.
More abandoned dogs
Mid-January we went for a short break some 120ks away. Whilst exploring the area we drove up a short road to a deserted beach. Not exactly deserted as there was a group of about 10 dogs living on the beach with 2 tiny puppies.
The tiny pups won't survive
We fed them and left water before returning to our hotel. That evening we couldn't stop worrying about the 2 tiny pups. There was no water for them and they had to fight for their food.
They were living next to a trash bin and surrounded by red biting ants. Their skin was bad, especially the white puppy who was covered in sores and they both had worms. It was heartbreaking.