The Soi Dog Foundation’s continued relief effort for dogs and cats affected by recent flooding in central Thailand has seen the amount of food delivered to desperate dogs and cats exceed 100 tonnes.
Following the initial distribution in late September of 64 tonnes of food to areas affected by flooding in the central region caused by tropical storms Lionrock and Kompasu, further supplies were delivered for stray and domestic animals this month in four Nonthabhuri and Singburi districts, bringing the total to over 100 tons was supplied to the administration offices of Mueang, Sai Noi, Bang Bua Thong and Pak Kret districts in Nonthabhuri, and Mueang district in Singburi.
In the Nonthaburi floods alone, local authorities estimate that more than 2,500 dogs and 5,000 cats were in desperate need of food.
“Even now, after the flood waters receded, without our help, these animals are unable to find food and the owners are unable to feed their pets,” said Sakdapol Thongjan, Soi Dog community relations manager. . He describes the situation as a “real double crisis”
“In the first round, we barely saw the tip of the iceberg,” he says, referring to the large number of dogs and cats needing help. The majority of these animals are frequently cared for by animal lovers in the surrounding areas and villages, and most of them are in good health and have already undergone the necessary vaccinations and sterilizations.
But, during this difficult time, they need food to survive that communities are unable to provide in this time of crisis.
After Soi Dog’s extensive distribution effort, luckily there have been no further reports of dogs or cats in need of rescuing, although Sakdapol added that Soi Dog will work with relevant agencies to coordinate assistance. if needed.
Stranded by the floods, residents are unable to find food for their beloved pets. During the recent floods, the Soi Dog Foundation is estimated to have provided food for more than 6,000 dogs and 8,000 cats, ensuring these animals receive the essential supplies they need. The nonprofit foundation continues to prepare for future emergencies.
According to a report by the Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, the northeast monsoon, which affects the Gulf of Thailand and the south, is intensifying the flooding situation. Flash floods and mudslides have occurred in 12 provinces over the past two weeks.
For more information on the Soi Dog Foundation emergency response program, visit https://links.soidog.org/help-hungry-animals.