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In Ban Taling Ngam the very quiet and lovely southern part of Samui there is a place that any animal friend shouldn’t miss. This center housing many hundred dogs and cats and their ambition has for more than 10 years been to help as many animals as possible.
If you see a dog in bad condition, please call the Dog Rescue Center at 077 413 490 or 081 893 94 43
It does not have to be a case as bad as this to call them!
Before You Go There
I have to warn you that this is not like a dog haven where dogs are running around on green fields. This is a place where they help dogs in deep need. This means that you will most sure see dogs in a condition you didn’t know was possible and that might hurt very much. However these animals get treatment and many of them survive which is a wonderful thing.
The center is happy for ALL help they can get so if you bring food, chicken, a bit of dog candy you will make a better day for some of the dogs and if you can donate some money you might even save some lives.
About the Center
The Dog Rescue Center have been around since early 1999 and have had a huge impact on the dog life on Samui. Compared to before the island have few dogs which might give you a hint about the situation before. The center do not only treat dogs in need but also capture dogs to neuter which has the long time benefit in decreasing the dog population. In the beginning the center was working only with dogs but are now also helping cats. They now have more than 250 dogs on daily basis and some of the dogs they help cannot be released again. This might be because they were captured in a young age and will not be able to survive alone or there might also be other reasons.
The center has many different areas. When entering the main area there are only a few dogs, the other are in other fenced areas. Some people think it’s a little scary to be around a big bunch of dogs but there are areas for these people to. The puppy house is the place where all the puppies are and here you can cuddle with some high energy sweeties. Before you enter it can be a good thing to have anyone assist you so no one gets out. There are often a few ones that will try to sneak out for a bigger adventure.
How to Help a Dog
One easy way to help is to donate money and also become a godparent. Here you can find information about How To Help.
If you want to help by working at the rescue center don’t hesitate to let them know.
Do you want to Adopt a Dog this is of course only a great thing and many people have already brought their dogs from the center to other countries. Please send an email to the center for this matter as well. They are also in need of people who can assist only with checkin and check out at the airport. When any one abroad want a dog the airline need someone to take care of the dog. This is very easy and extremely appreciated.
Where Exactly Is This
The easiest way to find the Dog Rescue Center is by coming from the north side and turn onto road 4170. This tranquil road you just have to follow for a while and you will sooner or later end up with a big portal saying Elephant Gate. You should not enter that but follow the mainroad to the left. Now you are only minutes away so start looking to the left for a sign saying Dog Rescue Center. The road that leads up to the center is a very small dirt road.