Breaking News, 1,200 More Dogs Rescued!
Your Help Is Needed Now...
I urgently wrote to you last week about the work being done to save the dogs at the Buriram and Khemmarat holding facilities.
We now face an even greater challenge to save the lives of over 1,200 plus dogs rescued from the smugglers. This picture underscores for me why the dog meat trade must be stopped. While thousands of homeless dogs fall victims each month, the smugglers do not stop there. Do you see the collar? This dog was obviously someones pet. Do you see the condition of this poor dog after just a short period after falling into the smugglers hands? Can you imagine for a moment how you would feel if this was your beloved companion?
Over 1,200 dogs have been intercepted in 2 separate raids since I last wrote to you. Thai coalition forces comprising the Royal Thai Army Rangers, the Royal Thai Navy Border Patrol with support from members of Animal Activists Alliance Thailand have arrested international dog meat smugglers in the Ban Phang District of Nakorn Phanom Province.
The only viable option was to transport these dogs to the shelter facilities in Nakhom Phanom. However the Governor of Nakhom Phanom when contacted stated that the funds were not available to care for and feed these dogs. Soi Dog Foundation has committed to cover the immediate costs. BUT – This cannot happen without your immediate support!
The ongoing cost of caring for the dogs will be over 500,000 baht per month.
Thanks to efforts of Animal Activists Alliance, Thailand enormous progress is being made. The value of these dogs alone in Vietnam is well over 3 million baht. The smugglers are losing a lot of money but we need to raise a lot to be able to help these dogs and others who may well join them in coming weeks.
This is the moment for you to take action!By joining the Trade of Shame campaign today you can end the dog meat trade! In order to meet the ongoing costs 500 or more people are needed to join us as members of the Trade of Shame. Will you be one of them? Your monthly donation of $15, $25, $35 or a most generous $45 is needed today.
Only with your help can dogs like the one below be saved. Please take a moment to watch this short video and join us in ending the inhumane Trade of Shame!
P.S. This suffering is happening to innocent dogs right now. There is a lot to do, and we cannot do it overnight, but we will do everything we can. It is only with your generosity that we can, so please join the Trade of Shame campaign today.
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