The first mobile sterilization and vaccination truck for Pattaya to treat stray cats and dogs was launched yesterday.
The Pattaya City Deputy Mayor Nanot Nongyai told The Pattaya News that “There are many stray cats and dogs in Pattaya.”
“During the COVID-19 situation many people went back to their hometown and unfortunately abandoned their cats and dogs in Pattaya. This released many more animals onto the city streets.”
“The number of stray cats and dogs are increasing significantly and the animals are moving into areas across the city they previously stayed away from due to many tourists. Due to the current situation with borders to the country still closed to foreign tourists the animals have spread across the city. This includes to places they previously were not seen such as Walking Street and around major shopping malls.”
“The Pattaya City government has approved a two million baht budget for a mobile sterilization and vaccination truck for cats and dogs. This will be the first full time truck devoted to this purpose in Pattaya.”
“It is aimed to solve the increasing problem of stray cats and dogs in Pattaya. We have had many complaints from concerned citizens of increasingly aggressive and feral animals as well and are working on resolving those issues.”
“The sterilization and vaccination truck will be ready to use on September 1.”
“For more information please contact the Pattaya City call center at 1337.”