Get to know the Soi Dog Foundation

Get to know the Soi Dog Foundation

One of the organizations Fetch coffee is proud to support is located across the globe but has roots everywhere.

Soi Dog’s mission is to improve the welfare of dogs and cats in Asia, resulting in better lives for both the animal and human communities, to create a society without homeless animals and to ultimately end animal cruelty.

Established in 2003 on the island of Phuket, Thailand, Soi Dog is S.E Asia's largest organization helping stray animals. It has permanent facilities in Phuket and Bangkok and responds to crisis situations throughout the region. The organization is dedicated to implementing effective, sustainable solutions that reduce the suffering of dogs and cats in Asia. The foundation runs entirely on donations and works efficiently so all donations are used to help animals as effectively as possible.

Today, Soi Dog’s spay and neuter program, CNVR (Catch, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return), is at the forefront of its operations and is aiming to reduce the number of animals born into a life of suffering and abuse or neglect, eliminate rabies and stop the spread of other infectious diseases among dogs and cats, both domesticated and non-domesticated, benefiting both animal and human communities. 

It’s presence on Phuket, and the implementation of the CNVR program there has seen the stray dog population reduced by over 90% in 15 years and has been a significant contributory factor in the island reporting only 1 confirmed case of rabies (dog) in 24 years.

It has carried out spay and neuter in various locations around the country and is also committed to a long-term program of CNVR in Bangkok, where there are an estimated 640,000 street dogs, and has expanded to six mobile teams within Thailand’s capital city.

Since 2003, Soi Dog is responsible for neutering over 350,000 dogs and cats throughout Thailand and is now completing over 11,000 procedures every month.

Soi Dog Foundation was instrumental in seeing the Dog Meat Trade abolished in Thailand under new animal welfare laws that were introduced in 2014. Currently, Soi Dog is focusing on a campaign in Hanoi, Vietnam. Well-known as the dog meat capital of Vietnam, Hanoi is where Soi Dog hopes to work with authorities there to push through a ban on the consumption of dog meat and the existence of many dog meat restaurants in the city.

It also oversees local, national and international adoptions, rehoming dogs rescued from dire situations across the country, from government shelters and the horrendous dog meat trade.

Dedicated to the treatment of stray animals, the most advanced shelter hospital in Southeast Asia is located on-site in Phuket and treats over 300 new cases every month. The hospital has 14 full-time vets and welcomes vet volunteers from all over the world.

Find out more about Soi Dog Foundation here.

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