“New Leash on Life: How Thai Animal Shelters are Giving Disabled Dogs a Chance to Thrive with Love and Care”

Undoubtedly, tales of various animals rescued from the streets are heartwarming and demonstrate the existence of kind-hearted individuals around the globe. However, the efforts of a Thai animal sanctuary towards animals with unique needs are truly remarkable. In the midst of the current global crisis, numerous animals are left abandoned, homeless, or are born on the unforgiving streets.

Thailand has a unique perspective on stray animals as it is not typical in their culture to interact with them.

Even though this particular group of animals hasn’t been receiving adequate care, a compassionate individual in Thailand has taken it upon themselves to take charge of the matter.

Michael J. Baines, a Swedish chef living in Thailand, decided to help stray animals and built them a safe haven. He is the co-founder and president of The Man That Rescues Dogs, an animal rescue organization based in Chon Buri.

Throughout his amazing career, he has rescued more than 2,000 animals from the streets, comprising of both cats and dogs.

What sets our sanctuary apart is our focus on rescuing injured animals and giving them a chance to start anew.

Initially, Michael started off by providing food to the stray animals roaming around the streets. However, upon realizing the grave situation of these animals, he took it upon himself to establish a sanctuary. At present, this shelter houses more than 600 animals, which has been an arduous undertaking, but one that Michael and his companions have successfully accomplished.

Chris Chidichimo, along with his main assistant and a team of 30 staff, are responsible for caring for the animals housed at the shelter. In addition to providing care for rescued dogs and cats, they also tackle unexpected issues that arise as part of their work as a rescue organization.

According to an interview with Chris on Bored Panda, the biggest challenge for him is managing unexpected events in his daily routine. He has a set schedule that includes activities like eating, exercising, and therapy, but being flexible can be difficult at times.

Each morning, the shelter kicks off with all of the animals, including even the dogs in wheelchairs, taking a 6 a.m. walk. Following their stroll, they enjoy a satisfying meal and are given time to relieve themselves and tidy up.

In addition, a mobile eatery sets off at 7 in the morning to provide nourishment to the city’s 350 stray canines.

According to Chris, our furry friends who need a little extra help get some hydro and physiotherapy every morning at 10 a.m. This gives them more exercise and helps them feel better. In the afternoon at 2:00 p.m., they go for another walk, get fed, and are cleaned up. It’s a busy day for these pooches!

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