Without a doubt, stories of diverse animals saved from the streets are wonderful and illustrate that there are still nice people in the world, but what a Thai animal sanctuary accomplishes with animals with special requirements is amazing.
Thousands of animals are abandoned, lose their homes, or are simply born on the streets during these times of worldwide misery. However, in Thailand, the situation is on a different level, because it is not common in Thai culture to socialize with homeless animals.
Despite the lack of care offered to this group of animals, a person in Thailand has assumed responsibility of the situation.
Michael J. Baines, a Swedish chef residing in Thailand, sought to rescue stray animals and constructed a sanctuary for them. Michael is the president and one of the founders of The Man That Rescues Dogs, an animal rescue group situated in Chon Buri.
Since he began his fantastic profession, he has been able to save over 2,000 animals from the streets, including dogs and cats. Most importantly, our sanctuary specializes in rescuing wounded animals and providing them with a second opportunity at life.
Michael began by feeding the street animals, but after discovering how many were in serious need of aid, he decided to build the sanctuary. They currently have over 600 animals in the shelter, which has proven to be a hard task, but one that he and his buddies have done.
Chris Chidichimo, his primary assistant, and 30 other staff members take after the shelter’s animals. Aside from dealing with rescued dogs and cats, they also deal with unforeseeable problems on a daily basis as a rescue organisation.
Chris revealed to Bored Panda: “The most difficult issue is dealing with unforeseen occurrences.” We have a routine that involves things like eating, walking, cleaning, physiotherapy, and hydrotherapy. We must be adaptive, however it is a challenging task.”
Every day at the shelter starts with a 6 a.m. walk for all of the animals, including the dogs in wheelchairs. They are served a nice dinner after the stroll, and then there is time to relieve themselves and clean.
Not to mention that a food truck leaves at 7 a.m. to feed the community’s 350 homeless dogs.
Chris said, “We conduct hydro and physiotherapy at 10 a.m. to give our impaired canines more exercise.” At 2:00 p.m., the dogs are walked again, then fed, and lastly cleaned.