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Thanks David & Lyn for posting this!
___________________________________ Hello Dear Friends, Please hear us out – we know that this will not be for everyone and not everyone can help, but if you can, please follow the links provided in this email and “Like” the facebook page, “one World Sanctuary” - https://www.facebook.com/oneworldsanctuarythailand Then secondly and even more important – go to their donations page and give even the smallest amount (ongoing if you so choose) – http://www.oneworldsanctuary.org/donate.html (if you click on PayPal – there is a secure credit card option) At the very minimum, we ask that you forward this to everyone of your friends and relatives so that we might find “those special few” who can and will help!!! HERE is our story: David and I are writing to you today to tell you a story and to ask for your help. About six months ago we saw a puppy lying in the field next to our house here on Koh Samui. He had a badly broken leg, probably been hit by a car, and was seriously emaciated. The poor little guy was just sooo scared and wouldn't let us approach him and would limp off into the jungle. I put some food out for him that night and in the morning it was gone. He was so thin he could fit through our front gates. This went on for many weeks with him coming in in the wee hours to eat his food and then returning to his hide out under a large clump of fallen bamboo. I named him Precious. We tried many times to capture him so we could get him to a vet but he was just too scared. He eventually stopped coming for food and we found that he had befriended the dogs belonging to Water Factory that is on the other side of our compound, and had been accepted into their pack. He seemed happy there but, eventually, his leg became severely infected and his health deteriorated. This was when we were able to rope him. He was scared but I called his name as I had done so many times before and he allowed me to pick him up. We wrapped him in a towel and drove him straight to the Dog Rescue. He just sat on my lap and stared into my eyes the whole way there. He trusted us. Unfortunately the diagnosis was not good and the Vet said he would have to take the leg off. The poor little man! Life on the streets of Thailand can be very very cruel.
Precious stayed in the Samui Dog & Cat Rescue facility for six weeks while he recovered. We tried to find a loving home for him because we could not take him having two dogs, two cats and a rabbit of our own already. Thai people in general are afraid of dogs and shoo them away, or worse (but we won't go there!), so it is hard to find places for them, especially a 3-legged dog. So, I looked on the Internet and found a place on the island called One World Sanctuary. Their web site said they 65 dogs and 45 cats and that they did not rehome their animals but kept them for life. This sounded like a great place for my Precious. And so began our discovery of One World Sanctuary and our friendship with the two young people that are dedicating their lives to saving the homeless dogs and cats of Koh Samui and providing them with a safe and loving environment to live out their days. Laetitia is a Vet, Mike is versed in Medicine / Dentistry.. But here is where things get very very hard for people like them – Thai work regulations often do not welcome the selfless people, even in a voluntary capacity, who are going against the perversities of a country where animals are considered worse than worthless and nothing more than a nuisance to kick, throw boiling water on, hit with a car, or even to eat!! Latitia and Mike use only their own monies (sourced through meagre European donations) to fund their Shelter and have no outside assistance, so, one of them must go home to Europe for three months at a time to work and earn money. This leaves the other person alone and this is what happened several months ago when Mike went home to work, someone threw Poison over the fence of the Shelter! 34 beautiful doggy soles died a terrible, terrible death that day! Then, to add to the nightmare, Latitia was physically attacked by one of the local Thai men. And so we would ask you, our friends, if you could help in some small way. We know that this may not be something some of you have interest in and to you we would ask that you only go on Facebook to One World Sanctuary and 'Like' them and then send on this email to all your friends. For those of you that would like to help, fantastic, please also 'Like' and ' Follow' on Facebook and give a Donation, no matter how small. Every penny is appreciated and will go towards the weekly food and medicine bill as well as the proposed purchase of a CCTV Security System for the Shelter and to buy a much needed infusion pump so seriously ill puppies can be treated on site. David and I will do all we can for them locally.