07-Jul-15
 Another very happy news item.  I went to a fundraising event for Rescue Paws. There I met many people, but what was so wonderful was the....
 


 07-Jul-15   Wat Wang Pong :
 Eight new puppies, but there is a difference!  Eight tiny puppies freshly dumped by another idiot without a conscience. No mother to feed them, even tho....
 


 07-Jul-15   Wat Na Huay :
 A happy day in a still sad atmosphere.  Asha is our new volunteer. She and I treated the 27 remaining dogs at Wat Na Huay against parasites. It w....
 


 05-Jul-15
 Mac deserves a reward!  Young Mac helps to look after a pack of dogs on a building site, together with his Mum & Dad. There home....
 


 29-Jun-15
 And so we come to the end of another month.  June was a month full of events. We had the saddest times of all at Wat Na Huay with the poisonings. The ....
 


 29-Jun-15
 Tooty recovered, but Boonmee did not.  Yes, lovely Tooty is well again and still waiting to be adopted. God knows how much we have tried to get ....
 


 28-Jun-15
 Project Dogs.  I named them the Project Dogs as it was to be my project to befriend them, pick up the females, neuter th....
 


 24-Jun-15
 The Building Site.  When I first peeped in behind the curtain, I saw a bunch of scruffy, mangy dogs in all sizes, many of the....
 


 23-Jun-15   Wat Na Huay :
 So very sad again.  I do not quite know what to tell you. It happened again. Poisoning of the temple-dogs. Not only the templ....
 


 20-Jun-15
 The mystery of missing dogs.  It happens all the time. We comfort ourselves with the fairytale explanation that they were taken by kind....
 


 16-Jun-15
 Middle of June, already!  And I have not updated the website for two weeks. So busy! Doody, the so-called sad little puppy has just....
 


 02-Jun-15   Wat Wang Pong :
 Beginning of June.  Same story again, another lonely, little puppy dumped at Wat Wang Pong. Another innocent, bewildered, but....
 


 31-May-15   Wat Na Huay :
 End of May.  And we finish this month with news from Wat Na Huay. A gorgeous little puppy is our latest dumped additio....
 


 29-May-15
 The Project-Dogs  The Project-Dogs are a group of wild dogs, living in the middle of town on a piece of wasteland under shr....
 


 27-May-15
 And then there is the building site.  There is a building site just around the corner from Wat Wang Pong. I have counted some 10 dogs in there.....
 

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