Your donations in ACTION in February 2020

Bela Bela

South Africa We resumed our work in South Africa’s poverty-stricken Hillview township, in Cape Town. For three months, the army wouldn’t let us go there because it was too dangerous. In February, they allowed us to go in with armed guards and a police escort. Within an hour, we had filled two rescue vans with […]

Heavy rains wreak havoc at Thai Animal Sanctuary

Heavy rains wreak havoc at Thai Animal Sanctuary 1

The Thai Animal Sanctuary in Thailand, a haven of hope for abused animals, has been hit hard by the rainy season washing away walls and damaging infrastructure. Despite this setback, the sanctuary continues to rescue animals in need. “This rainy season has devastated the sanctuary causing terrible hardship. I don’t know if this because of […]

Ruth was being starved in her own home!

Ruth was being starved in her own home! 2

In the remote hills of Western Thailand, poor Ruth was a victim of one of the saddest, most silent kind of animal abuse. Her owner watched as she slowly wasted away, dying of hunger. One day her owner just decided to stop feeding her! How many times she must have gone to her empty bowl, […]

Here is an amazing update from the field

Here is an amazing update from the field 3

The moment I received the update, I knew I had to share with you: “Every dog walked, cleaned, fed, and loved…” Thai Animal Sanctuary is a wonderful sanctuary on the Burmese border of Thailand that exists to give street animals a life worth living. They are doing a hero’s job on a bootstrap budget. And Network […]

Who would abandon Alberto!

Who would abandon Alberto! 5

You would never abandon Alberto… but someone did. They dropped him and his sisters outside the Thai Animal Sanctuary. It sounds ruthless. It sounds coldhearted. It sounds cruel. It could have been much worse… Alberto was in terrible health. But he was also was lucky someone cared enough to bring him and his sisters to […]

Thailand’s street dogs deserve a life worth living

Thailand’s street dogs deserve a life worth living 7

“Every dog walked, cleaned, fed, and loved…” The moment I received the update, I knew I had to tell our supporters. Thai Animal Sanctuary is a wonderful sanctuary on the Burmese border of Thailand that exists to give street animals a life worth living. They are doing a hero’s job on a bootstrap budget. And […]

Here is an amazing update from the field

Here is an amazing update from the field 9

Subject: Here is an amazing update from the field. “Every dog walked, cleaned, fed, and loved…” The moment I received the update, I knew I had to email you. Thai Animal Sanctuary is a wonderful sanctuary on the Burmese border of Thailand that exists to give street animals a life worth living. They are doing […]

No one knows why they beat Spotter

No one knows why they beat Spotter 11

How could anyone ever beat a dog? As long as I live, I will never understand. But poor Spotter WAS beaten, and badly. By the very people who supposedly cared about him! He must have been so hurt. So confused. Never knowing what he’d done to prompt the next beating… longing for a kind word […]

Thai Floods Put Animals At Risk

Thai Floods Put Animals At Risk 13

NFA have given a grant to SCAD, an animal rescue organisation in Bangkok, to help with their spiralling costs in the face of the ongoing flood chaos in the city. As thousands of people and animals have been made homeless, volunteers work tirelessly to protect animals. The 2011 monsoon season in Thailand has seen some […]

When Potato got her wheels

When Potato got her wheels 14

Meet Potato, a tiny, crippled puppy with a deformed spine, abandoned at a temple in Thailand. Alone in a land where as many as 100,000 homeless dogs are smuggled into dog-eating countries like Vietnam and China each year, fueling demand for a bloody, butchering meat trade. As her useless back legs dragged behind her, Potato the […]

Piglet’s story: A machete, a bullet… and a rescue.

Piglet’s story: A machete, a bullet… and a rescue. 15

Piglet first witnessed the brutal poisoning of her brothers and sisters. Then her mother. Then Piglet herself was slashed with a machete knife. When that didn’t kill her, she was shot. This poor tiny freckled puppy. Who, you ask, could DO such a thing? No wonder Piglet was terror-stricken around humans, when Network’s dedicated partner […]

Could you love him tender? Meet Elvis

Could you love him tender? Meet Elvis 16

That floppy ear. The adoring eyes. And oh, those teeth. Could you love a boy like Elvis? It is impossible to look at him without smiling. If you’d known Elvis back when he was a sick stray on the streets of Thailand, though, your heart would have broken in two. All we know is that somehow […]