The word Sterilisation may not communicate the procedure correctly to all readers as in some countries, it is referred to as spay, neuter, sterilization, or fixing. We generally focus on female dogs as the operation is the most cost effective route to reducing the number of puppies and kittens born. While the surgical operation on a female is slightly more expensive than the sterilisation procedure on a male dog, the cost to benefit ratio is much greater by focusing on females. Care for Dogs believe that sterilisation is the right approach to reducing the number of homeless puppies and kittens and it remains our main priority.
We maintain a regular number of sterilisations every month and each year we aim to increase our previous years achievements. This is made possible entirely through the donations and support of our community here and abroad.
The typical sterlisation process carried out by Care for Dogs is a simple one.
- Identify the dogs requiring sterilisation
- Temporarily home the dog at the shelter for a short period to asses it’s health condition and ultimately to cease the feeding of the dog 12 hours before an operation
- Arrange with a veterinarian to perform the sterilsation
- Deliver the dog to the veterinarian
- Collect the dog after surgery and pay for the procedure
- Return the dog to the shelter and administer post op medical care – anti inflammatory and anti biotic medicines, the fitting of a plastic anti lick collar and daily wound dressing
- Return the dog to the place it came from, unless the dog is staying at the shelter for either further medical treatments or possible adoption.
The cost? Each female dog currently costs about 800 baht, cats 650 baht (approximately $22 USD or 16 Euros). This money is largely for the cost of the anesthetic used and helps cover the cost for our on-site veterinarians.
If you would like to help reduce the population of homeless dogs in Chiang Mai, please support us with a donation.