25-Oct-16
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 14-Aug-16   Wat Wang Pong :
 Amazing adoptions!  How could dogs from a temple like Wat Wang Pong possibly end up in the United States. And yet it happened....
 


 14-Aug-16
 Great volunteers, contributions and puppy adoptions.  We have had quite a few of each. Puppies adopted locally, which is fantastic, considering how many have b....
 


 11-Aug-16   Wat Wang Pong :
 And more recent Goodbyes at Wat Wang Pong.  I cannot forget some beautiful dogs we looked after for so long and who have now passed away. We still ha....
 


 11-Aug-16   Wat Na Huay :
 The latest news beginning of August 2016 - Wat Na Huay  Saying goodbye can be difficult. We said a few goodbyes in the past few months. Bully finally drew his la....
 


 15-May-16
 Only two more days.  Only two more days and I am home again. I cannot wait! Back to my home, back to my dogs, back to Thailand....
 


 07-May-16   Wat Wang Pong :
 Pippa neutered, but Sheba dumped with her babies.  So while Pippa was neutered, just in time, to maintain our success of no puppies being born inside the te....
 


 07-May-16
 Far away from my temple-dogs........  Far away from my temple-dogs, in Europe, while visiting my 92-year old mother for a couple of weeks, I th....
 


 28-Apr-16   Wat Wang Pong :
 Let us finish with some happy news in April.  Little Terry was adopted. By a kind and gentle Thai man and his wife. They live locally, so I can always ....
 


 28-Apr-16   Wat Wang Pong :
 A cruel blow.  Rug, our dear Rug, was taken ill and sadly had to be sent for tests to a Government Hospital. The tests c....
 


 28-Apr-16   Wat Wang Pong :
 April news from Wat Wang Pong.  A lot happened at Wat Wang Pong. Things are not great there. Apart from the terrible heat, we have had to....
 


 21-Apr-16   Wat Na Huay :
 Latest updates for April.  Peace in Wat Na Huay! We celebrated Sonkran and I attended the water-splashing ceremony with the monks wh....
 


 31-Mar-16   Wat Wang Pong :
 The latest updates from Wat Wang Pong.   Mysterious disappearances of quite a few of our dogs make me so unsure of what to think anymore. Terrible....
 


 23-Mar-16   Wat Wang Pong :
 Wang Pong news.  It has been a long time since I reported on Wat Wang Pong. This may be due to the fact that things appear....
 


 19-Mar-16   Wat Na Huay :
 Back to 30 dogs again.  I was sad to see we had so few dogs left, but with Spawn, Beauty and her babies and the two tiny sisters ....
 

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