Sterilizations

dog paws on table for sterilization.

Our mission is to decrease the stray dog population in Hua Hin through sterilization in order to create a better future for the stray animals. Through animal neutering to manage population sizes and education to generate compassion and understanding, we can help to build a stronger relationship between the dogs and people of Hua Hin to ensure they can live together cohesively.

Why do we sterilize dogs?

street dogs to help reduce the amount of dogs facing hardships, such as diseases, starvation and strained relationships with humans. The overpopulation of street dogs has also contributed to the divide between the community and the animals.

How do we find dogs to sterilize?

We work with several packs in the Hua Hin district. We go out into the local areas, focusing particularly on the temple areas where animals are dumped, and work on befriending these dogs through feeding runs. Over time, this allows us to build a strong relationship with the animal that allows us to catch the animal, perform the sterilization and provide the necessary aftercare in a way that does not adversely impact the well-being of the animals.

What is the process of sterilization?

When we house a stray animal, we extract blood which is then given to a veterinary center who test the blood for platelet levels and blood parasites. Upon healthy results, we conduct the sterilization within a couple of days. The dog or cat then has respite in our kennels for a week. This period allows us to ensure that we can provide wound care, change the bandages as and when needed, and take out the stitches. When the week respite is over, and if the animal is healthy after checks, we release them back to their pack. If the animal is sick, however, they will remain in our care and receive medication. After another week, we will check the bloods again and repeat the process as necessary until the animal is healthy enough to return back to their pack.

How much does sterilization cost Rescue P.A.W.S?

The sterilization process roughly costs 2,000 Baht per animal if it all runs smoothly. Each round of blood tests costs around 500 baht, and medications can vary from 300 baht upwards for each time the checks need to be performed.

Understandably, we need a lot of money to be continuous in our efforts. If you want to help us conduct more sterilization and make a huge difference, please consider making a donation to us. All donations are greatly appreciated and bring us one step forward to solving the issue.