27-Jul-14   Wat Na Huay :
 Wat Na Huay.  And at Wat Na Huay the dogs are also fine! I was so worried about them, as I had no information whatsoeve....
 


 25-Jul-14   Wat Wang Pong :
 Fran did it all!  Almost single-handed did Fran look after all the Wang Pong dogs while I was away in Brazil for 4 weeks. S....
 


 08-Jul-14
 Halfway through my holiday.  Halfway through my holiday in Brazil, where the football worldcup is the main focus of attention and wher....
 


 22-Jun-14
 Neutering by the Tessaban  This was a success once more. The Pranburi livestock department vets came to my house and we had 12 dogs ....
 


 22-Jun-14   Wat Na Huay :
 Still no end to it, the poisonings, the neuterings and the puppies.  I slowly find out which dogs have been poisoned and probably now know who did it. But I have no proof. I ....
 


 10-Jun-14   Wat Na Huay :
 Sickening poisoning still going on.  These latest poisonings are totally insane. Bibbie and Joy are two of the sweetest young dogs you could f....
 


 01-Jun-14   Wat Wang Pong :
 Not fair again! Sunshine killed by a car inside the temple grounds.  It really makes me so angry when I ask a monk where a particular dog is who lives inside their quarters a....
 


 01-Jun-14
 Ivermectin-time! - And a surprise.  With the help of Silvana we once again treated all the dogs at Wat Na Huay with Ivermectin. Always a chal....
 


 24-May-14
 News flashes.  Tiny still up for adoption. She has now fully recovered and is ready to go. Has become incredibly friendl....
 


 19-May-14   Wat Na Huay :
 Bye bye Kitchen-Dam.  I am determined to try and not write sad things about him. I miss him as I have known him from the very b....
 


 14-May-14
 Many things happened sofar in May.  Scamp was adopted by a Thai family. Fran arranged it all. This little guy was found under a market-table.....
 


 30-Apr-14
 End of April updates  Good good good! We had another generous contribution from my friend Ied in Holland. She has been supporti....
 


 21-Apr-14   Wat Wang Pong :
 Read this! Good news for a change.  All is well for the time being. At Wat Wang Pong, after we finished treating most of the dogs with their ....
 


 17-Apr-14   Wat Wang Pong :
 A letter to MARY, who left us.  Dear Mary, we miss you. We cannot hear you sing anymore, every time we come to meet your friends. But you....
 


 15-Apr-14   Wat Wang Pong :
 Two little patients  Scamp does not even look like a typical Thai temple-dog, but he is. He was found in the market, left with....
 

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