Soi Dog Foundation
Soi Dog Foundation (Soi Dog) was established in 2003 in Phuket, Thailand, to help the street dogs who had no one else to care for them. Over 70,000 strays roamed the island, with the numbers growing alarmingly due to a lack of spay and neuter programmes to control the population. Soi Dog was created to provide a humane and sustainable solution to managing the stray population and to address their medical needs. Funding then, as it does now, came entirely from individuals who shared, and continue to share, the vision of their founders.
Their work with street dogs consists of spaying and neutering to prevent unwanted puppies and being born into short lives of suffering, along with the rescue, vaccination, medical treatment, sheltering, and adoption of those that cannot be returned to their territory.
Every year, Soi Dog spays/neuters and vaccinates tens of thousands of stray dogs throughout Thailand, and has, to date, neutered over 650,000 animals since 2003. They conduct daily mobile spay and neuter clinics across the Bangkok metropolitan area, home to hundreds of thousands of stray dogs. This project will eventually comprise ten mobile clinics and will take an estimated seven to ten years to complete.
Spay and neuter is the only proven, sustainable and humane method of reducing the stray animal population. Thanks to your support of their work in Phuket, the stray population on the island is now officially under control. Global studies have shown that once 80% of the population has been neutered, the number of animals living on the streets begins to decline naturally. By 2025, there should be very few strays on the streets and beaches of Phuket.
Soi Dog Foundation is also fighting the Asian dog meat trade and thanks to overwhelming support, the trade has been almost completely wiped out in Thailand. They continue to campaign for an end to the trade in Vietnam, Cambodia, South Korea and other Southeast Asian countries where it is prevalent.
Soi Dog patrons include Ricky Gervais, Judi Dench and Will Young.
For more information or to make a donation please visit www.soidog.org