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 of the worst ever flooding, requiring a huge relief effort across several badly affected areas. More than 500 people have been reported dead while countless others have been evacuated or fled their homes. With a fifth of Bangkok under water and the flood risk remaining consistently high, the situation for people and animals in the area is bleak.
Animal welfare organisations in Thailand are faced with a huge rescue operation. Tens of thousands of animals are roaming the streets seeking shelter from the water, the situation exacerbated by the high numbers of strays already in the area and the animals abandoned as many human shelters will not accept pets. Volunteers are travelling in boats attempting to rescue animals, many of which are frightened and not used to being around people, and bring them to safety.
Network for Animals have given a grant of £3000 to SCAD, an animal rescue organisation and shelter in Bangkok, to help with their rescue efforts. SCAD are using the money to support the dog rescue efforts of others with cash, transport, volunteers, medical supplies, networks, food and vaccines. In addition they are rescuing animals, facilitating spaying and neutering and operating a rehoming scheme. They are a small group of volunteers committed to rescuing as many animals as possible from the devastation, despite the risks posed to their safety. Although their Dog Rescue Centre was evacuated in anticipation of the floods and their dogs put into foster homes, they are working hard to continue assessing, treating, vaccinating, feeding and sheltering animals affected by the disaster.
Funds from donations also help SCAD to buy additional cages and other regular supplies such as cat sand and food. To learn more about their Flood Appeal, please visit their website.