Soi Dog Foundation lends a paw repairing stray animal feeders’ storm-damaged home
Soi Dog Foundation came to the aid of two stray animal feeders in August after their home was left heavily damaged in a storm.
Noi and Dominic, who have fed and cared for over 20 street dogs and cats in the Thalang area for many years, and who were fortunately away at the time of the storm, returned to find their bathroom and bedroom flattened by surrounding trees that had been uprooted by heavy winds.
Upon hearing of Noi and Dominic’s situation, Soi Dog sent its infrastructure team down to assess the damage. The team have been busy recently constructing new dog runs and kennels to cope with the shelter’s ever-increasing population as well as renovating the spay and neuter suite. However, they took time out of their schedule to repair the house by installing columns, wall panels, doors and a new electrical system; replumbing the bathroom; and painting the interior and exterior. A local foundation and the local OrBorTor reroofed the house and donated building materials.
Feeders like Noi and Dominic play a vital role in caring for the island’s stray dogs and cats by supplying them with regular food and fresh water and liaising with Soi Dog to ensure they are neutered, vaccinated and treated when they are sick or injured. In turn, Soi Dog provides feeders with food for the animals and educates them in basic animal care and first aid through its Community Outreach Programme.