Stories of various animals rescued from the streets are fantastic and demonstrate that there are still good people in the world, but what a Thai animal sanctuary achieves with animals with specific needs is incredible.
During these times of global distress, many of animals are abandoned, lose their homes, or are simply born on the streets. However, the issue is different in Thailand since it is not typical in Thai tradition to mingle with homeless animals.
Despite the lack of care provided to this group of animals, a person in Thailand has taken charge of the problem.
Michael J. Baines, a Swedish chef living in Thailand, wanted to help stray animals by building a shelter for them. Michael is the president and one of the founders of The Man That Rescues Dogs, a Chon Buri-based animal rescue organization.
Since beginning his incredible career, he has saved over 2,000 animals from the streets, including dogs and cats. Above all, our sanctuary specializes on rescuing injured animals and giving them a second chance at life.
Michael started by feeding the street animals, but after seeing how many were in desperate need of assistance, he decided to construct the shelter. They now have over 600 animals at the shelter, which has proved to be a difficult challenge, but one that he and his friends have completed.
Chris Chidichimo, his main helper, and 30 other staff members look after the animals at the shelter. They deal with unanticipated challenges on a regular basis as a rescue organization, in addition to rescuing dogs and cats.
“The most difficult issue,” Chris told Bored Panda, “is dealing with unforeseen occurrences.” We follow a program that includes eating, walking, cleaning, physiotherapy, and hydrotherapy. We must be adaptable, yet this is a difficult challenge.”
Every day begins at 6 a.m. with a stroll for all of the animals, including the dogs in wheelchairs. Following the walk, they are fed a lovely supper and given time to relieve themselves and clean.
Not to mention that a food truck departs at 7 a.m. to feed the 350 homeless dogs in the town.
“We conduct hydro and physiotherapy at 10 a.m. to give our impaired canines more exercise,” Chris said. The dogs are walked again at 2:00 p.m., then fed and washed.