Saturday, October 22, 2011

Thai kitties is facing the worst flooding.

Thailand is currently facing its worst flooding in 50 years. Flood waters have swamped more than two-thirds of the country, submerging rice fields and shutting down hundreds of factories while over 900,000 families and businesses have been impacted and hundreds of lives have been tragically lost. National relief efforts are now focused on providing essential food, clean water and shelter to displaced people and restoring damaged infrastructure to the Kingdom of Smiles and including animals !

Some cats and dogs was lucky. They can leave the place with their owners.


But not all of them were lucky like this !


Some were street dogs and feral cats who had found shelter and a bit of food at local temples and stayed since their basic needs were met and they were not harassed by those living at the temples. This is posing a bigger problem for rescuers trying to get them away from the flood waters as many of these dogs and cats are not used to such close contact and interaction with people forcing rescuers to create makeshift muzzles to keep the scared dogs from biting them as they are brought to safety.



There are several organizations that have mobilized around Thailand to help bring aid to the animals in need. Some are putting together care packages for the pets and their families and bringing them to their homes because there is no access to stores or food supplies. Other organizations are going out and bringing in as many cats and dogs as they can. The organizations are then getting them veterinary help if necessary, getting them vaccinated, and then to government shelters were they will hopefully be adopted.


10 comments:

Repositório said...

Oh My....
Poor kitties and dogs!!
I hope they find lovely homes to live!

Anya said...

ohohohoh....
looks very very sad :(

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That last photo is sad. That poor cat looks cold, wet & hungry.

The Chair Speaks said...

Purrs to all those good-hearted humans who helped our fellow animal friends in the Thai flood. Our human loves the last photo as that little kitty seems to say, "Thank you for saving me; love you very much. Purrs! "
It is so touching!

As Thailand is our neighbour, we are experiencing lots of rain too. And to go home from office, our human have to sometimes drive through flooded roads for 2 hours. Internet connection at times is very slow. These are reasons our human post less and visit blogger friends less these days. Hopefully all will be back to normal soon.

Esme said...

These poor animals-I hope they find safety.

BragonDorn said...

What a good group of people. If this happened here in the U.S they probably would be floating out there HD tVs instead of their animals..

GRAÇA said...

I'm a kitten named Kika and temosamigos in common, as such I would love to be your friend
Will you be my friend?
I am waiting for your visit
Turrinhas of
Kika

Keith Andrea said...

.,oh poo kitties., hope you found new homes today...

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Cherry City Kitties said...

Mr. Puddy,

I know we just found your other blog site, but we wanted to read the stories here. So moving.

Harry, Dexter and Tipp

LC said...

I want to know what happened to that last kitty!! Oh!!!

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