Joergen a travel volunteer provides us not only with his help while here in Chiang May and the story of his CfD experience, but additionally he dedicated us a special version of his song “Spinning Wheel” he once wrote for teaching little Tibetan monks compassion to animals. Just read his fine lyrics and enjoy listening [...]More»
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Recently, Care for Dogs hosted an educational visit for one of the local schools and over 20 of its’ students! The shelter was buzzing with the sound of happy voices as the students arrived and gathered along to see the work we do at Care for Dogs. At around 10am, the students circled up outside [...]More»
Last Thursday the CfD Educational Team was on tour to the Prem School in Mea Rim. Hanna, Judy Black and myself were invited by Erica Baird to come and talk about our work. Fully prepared with a Powerpoint presentation on the computer, lovely Judy Black as the most wonderful cuddle dog you could ever hope [...]More»
On a beautiful August afternoon I drove my motorbike in front of Nandachart school in Hang Dong. The school is bilingual with teaching both in Thai and English, and they have pupils from preschool up to 12-13 years. The area was really nice with chickens, rabbits, geese and tortoises that the pupils looked after. After [...]More»
Our partner project with Nakornpayap International School “NIS Care For Dogs Temple Aid Program” is going in its fourth year and it’s really time to highlight that. So here it is and this time a little report not by a teacher but by one of those dedicated students who are so essential for keeping that [...]More»
This past week two teachers and 10 students from Nakor Payap International School visited the Care for Dogs shelter. The shelter is always open to young people wanting to learn more about dogs and the issues that surround them. However, the class form Nakor Payap has already had an introduction to temple dog life. These [...]More»
The shelter is always open to visitors but today we held the gate wide open for some very special guests. As part of their Thailand fundraising programme, WSPA have introduced a Face to Face campaign in Bangkok and as part of their background work to build their teams experince & knowledge, today WSPA are visiting [...]More»
Judy and I always love to visit children. This time we were invited to Prem’s K3 class. They were studying Community Helpers and wanted to know about the work we do at Care for Dogs.
All the children were very excited when we arrived and could barely listen to the lesson when Judy rolled over to ask for belly scratches.More»
5 students from Payap University in Chiang Mai visited the shelter this week, asking lots of questions, showing great interest in the shelter activity, picking up poo, chatting to the dogs and helping to keep the place tidy and all promising to come back again in the near future to help out. These folks have [...]More»
School visits are a big part of Care for Dogs. And on Tuesday, we were host to International School Eastern Seaboard all the way from Pattaya. Ms. Kristina Solheim arrived with 10 sophomores (10th graders) who had chosen to come and learn about the shelter and lend a helping hand as volunteers-for-a-day. We began with [...]More»
Recently a Thai television crew visited the shelter to capture various scenes and footage for presentation on Thai Television. The programs were recorded for Children’s television and will be shown on ThaiPBS channel this next Saturday 26 September 2009 and a week later, Saturday 3 October 2009 at 07:30 in the morning. If you have [...]More»
Presentation of the Care for Dogs Foundation at the Ratchamankala University on 27 August 2009 by Maggi Albiez: I was asked by a friend of mine, Khun Sitang Jenwinitthai, Assistant professor and dean of the Communication Design Department, to give a presentation for her students. I was to choose between three topics: presenting my country, [...]More»
People near to Care for Dogs right now will wonder what on earth is going on with all the film crews and cameras. In addition to some recent Thai television interest shown in our activity , 3 additional & entirely separate offers have come forward to involve Care for Dogs Foundation in television & video [...]More»
For people who speak English, the following comment on a forum that to many people represents a westerners view point on Thailand. Below are the words spoken by a person who has contributed to the forum for 3 years and has their posts accepted as non offensive as it still remains visible after 24 hours.
“rat catchers are screwed by middlemen, etc. Now that someone has started something that will help Chiang Mai’s image, hope we can get them (who ever them are) to include soi dogs in the program, the city would become a much more hygienic place”
With attitudes like this by visitors to this wonderful country (as that’ what all foreigners are), what hope do we have for improving Thai peoples attitudes towards dogs and for that matter wildlife.
What could be better on the last day of school than a visit by the Care for Dogs spokes-doggy? Ms. Kat’s K-3 class was finishing up their school year and a unit on “Caring” so she contacted Care for Dogs and asked if we could come speak to the little ones about what we do. [...]More»