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The Huayang Dogs Rescue Center Thailand
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When I met Warin in november 2009 after reading the story in the Bangkok post, I was confronted with a sorrow place that looked like the slumbs of Bombay hold together with pieces of corrugated iron mostly rusted and full of holes.
And a brave woman who spoke some English at the end of a very deep cliff financialy but also emotionaly.
The place had about 200 stray dogs living together in one group who lacked a lot of things you normally will see in a western style shelter.
One of the biggest problems from that moment was the fact that the fence was in such a bad condition that the dogs came out easily and started wandering over the streets and got shot and killed or wounded by the locals!
The second mist urgent problem was the dog houses (shelters ) who wre in a bad shape and the level of the ground in the shelter was very low what made the shelter flooded every rain season.
As a lack of education and means, it was impossible for Warin to have contact with the outside world and find help, needed to carry on her nobel work.
Warin did not posses a computer and hardly knew what the internet was, and what it could meant to her and her dogs.
The article in the Bangkok post brought some people within Thailand who where willing to give a one time donation, but these donations stopped after a month which brought the shelter in the same state as before those donation.
The food situation also was bad and consisted out of plain rice and even the means to buy that were often not there.
The shelter and infra structure
Contact outside world
Management in place existed of Warin herself and a team of 4 paid workers who were uneducated and did not have any knowledge of dogs and needs of these stray animals.
As not being educated in management or familiar with the basic rules of management, most of the management in place was un effective concerning costs and time with a poor end result to show for although Warin was trying on het way to make the best off it.
Medical aid to the stray dogs was mostly only given in urgent situations and no screening was regulary done with new comers.
Neuter/spay was in place and done 2x a year by the bangkok university for free and sometimes done by a local Vet in the mean time, against payment.
The endresult was that about 80% of the kennel had neuter/spay.