15-Sep-14   Wat Na Huay :
 Chicken and Sister-1 both had surgery.  Chicken was finally caught and neutered. Claudia blowdarted her and she ran off, never to be seen again, ....
 


 11-Sep-14
 PLEASE ADOPT OR SPONSOR A NEUTERING.  Look in our gallery and you will see so many new puppies. They are all different and you can come and see....
 


 09-Sep-14
 Puppy news and another kind contribution.  Of the 6 puppies dumped without a mother, far too young and obviously still desperate for mother-milk, on....
 


 09-Sep-14   Wat Wang Pong :
 A wonderful surprise and a naughty dog.  Yes, sometimes wonderful things happen too. Rain had been missing for months and we really thought she ha....
 


 09-Sep-14
 Monthly anti-parasite treatments finished at both temples.  At Wat Wang Pong, Paul, Fran and I treated 68 dogs on the 3rd of September and Fran did the rest on her o....
 


 03-Sep-14
 A sickening feeling.  A sickening feeling of depression, guilt, failure and helplessness. Anger because I do not know how to ch....
 


 30-Aug-14
 Many hells.  Yes, I thought there was only one hell. But I have seen many different hells. One is a temple-complex whe....
 


 30-Aug-14
 News updates.  Old Twiggy lived at Wat Na Huay for years. As a young dog she was gravely ill and was taken in by Dawn wh....
 


 30-Aug-14   Wat Na Huay :
 From temple-dogs to prawn-farm guards.  Born in the temple, living under the hut of a builder, who is only there until the job is done, having se....
 


 26-Aug-14   Wat Wang Pong :
 More neuterings  After the successful neutering of Crystal, we took the three girls of Lupa to yet another vet in Paknampr....
 


 22-Aug-14
 News updates.  We had 6 of our pups vaccinated at Wang Pong. So important when one hears of a distemper epidemic at anot....
 


 22-Aug-14
 The loss of three old friends.  Our dogs are growing old now, for which I am grateful. Maybe they are getting better care and can enjoy a....
 


 18-Aug-14
 Boom is back in the temple.  After a very long illness and a very long stay at my house, gorgeous Boom is better again. Today he retur....
 


 18-Aug-14
 The story of Casey  Two brothers, Casey and Zorro, strong, handsome, always together, a threat to other males, loving towards....
 


 06-Aug-14   Wat Wang Pong :
 From Rags to Riches.  Today we visited Rafferty. Rafferty used to be Tatters. Tatters lived in the temple enclosure where he wa....
 

Temple Dogs Pranburi Hua Hin

Temple Dogs can be happy and healthy. The dogs at Wat Na Huay and Wat Wang Pong are the living proof of this. I always invite people to come and see them.

I started helping the Wat Na Huay dogs in 2005 and the Wat Wang Pong dogs in 2007. I basically began by feeding them, so they would learn to trust me. Then I would try to touch and stroke them and when they were ready to be picked up, I had them treated against parasites and eventually had them vaccinated against the killer diseases like distemper, parvo, rabies etc. The final step was to have the females neutered.

Now don't get me wrong. The monks and the nuns do feed them. That's why unwanted dogs in Thailand get dumped at temples, because one takes for granted that a Buddhist respects life and will feed the strays. But there is only so much they can give. I personally know monks who love dogs and keep their own pets in a better way than westerners do. I know nuns who hand-rear discarded puppies. So what I do is only a 'top-up'.

But the result is great and as people can see the improvement in the dogs, they will then treat them better themselves. I cannot deny that I have seen quite a few dogs die from illnesses, cruelty or accidents, but with so many dogs around I have to accept that. The fact remains, that when I now visit Wat Na Huay or Wat Wang Pong, a bunch of friendly dogs comes running up to meet me and that makes me feel great.

        I continue to treat the newly dumped dogs in the same way and when a new litter of puppies is born to a poor unwanted pregnant mother, I try to make them healthy and get them a home. Quite a few of the temple-dogs have been adopted with the help of people from all over the world. A Wat Na Huay dog has gone as far as Germany, dogs from Wat Wang Pong have gone to the Czech Republic and to Holland, several have gone to Bangkok and so on. I will never stop to ask people to give these dogs a home and I will never stop to ask for help. So if you are interested in the wellbeing of my friends, the temple-dogs, please contact me.

Yours sincerely,

Josette Fisher