What they do
Today, Soi Dog’s spay and neuter program, CNVR (Catch, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return), is at the forefront of its operations in Thailand 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.
Soi Dog's presence on Phuket, and the implementation of the CNVR program there, has seen the stray dog population reduced by over 90% in 19 years and has been a significant contributory factor in the island reporting only 1 confirmed case of canine rabies since 1995.
Soi Dog has carried out spay/neuter and vaccination in various locations around the country and is also committed to a long-term program of CNVR in Bangkok, where there are hundreds of thousands of street dogs, and has expanded to eight mobile teams within Thailand’s capital city. Four more mobile teams operate across the south of the country, with further expansion of the program planned for 2023.
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Since 2003, Soi Dog is responsible for neutering over 800,000 dogs and cats throughout Thailand and is now completing over 16,000 procedures every month. Thanks largely to support from public donations, it is now the largest program of its kind anywhere in the world.
Soi Dog was instrumental in seeing the Dog Meat Trade (DMT) abolished in Thailand under new animal welfare laws Soi Dog helped introduce in 2014. Currently, the foundation is focusing on a DMT live rescue campaign in the Philippines, and on a strategy to end the trade in Hanoi, Vietnam. Soi Dog is working with government authorities in Hanoi - the dog meat capital of Vietnam - to push through a ban on the consumption of dog meat and the existence of some 700 restaurants and vendors serving dog and cat meat in the city.
It also oversees local, national and international adoptions, re-homing 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 dog and cat hospitals in Southeast Asia are located at their shelter in Phuket, and treat over 400 new cases every month. The hospitals employ 15 full-time vets and the shelter itself is home to over 1,700 animals.