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....
 


 12-Apr-14   Wat Na Huay :
 News from Wat Na Huay  Silvana and Sophie from Switzerland and France, came to help and treat 36 dogs with Ivermectin, against p....
 


 12-Apr-14
 Challenging times.  The bad news does not stop. I hate to have to tell this, but at both temples we have now lost too many do....
 


 31-Mar-14
 Thongdee  Please read her story, but it is sad.
 


 31-Mar-14
 The end of an expensive month.  Yes, March has been tough, many visits to the vets and the hospital. We lost several dogs through old age....
 


 31-Mar-14
 Puppies growing up.  That is the problem, the bigger they grow, the smaller the chance of getting them adopted. So many health....
 


 28-Mar-14   Wat Wang Pong :
 GRACE  Grace is not there anymore. She has gone. She left us and the time was right. No more pain. The end did n....
 


 20-Mar-14   Wat Wang Pong :
 Whitesocks gone far too soon, four neuterings and no adoptions.  I have to tell you, even if it means nothing to you, that we lost our lovely Whitesocks after a short ill....
 


 20-Mar-14   Wat Na Huay :
 Our final neuterings and a sad goodbye, but hope for Pete.  Yes, he passed away, our little old friend Monkyboy. He did have a very good life and was truly cared for....
 


 09-Mar-14   Wat Wang Pong :
 News from Wat Wang Pong  In contrast with Wat Na Huay I am afraid I cannot give you any good news from Wat Wang Pong. Khun Kemika ....
 


 09-Mar-14   Wat Na Huay :
 News from Wat Na Huay  It seems ages since I wrote on my website. So much has happened lately. Apart from Pete, who is still wit....
 


 01-Mar-14
 Tongdee & Pete, our costly serious cases  You would never be able to say that these two dogs on the photographs are very seriously ill, would you? ....
 


 25-Feb-14   Wat Wang Pong :
 Great news from Wat Wang Pong for a change.  Two little brothers were adopted in one week by two great young families.
First Luckyboy was chosen ....

 

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