Nature can be a harsh, unpredictable force to be reckoned with. Recent flooding in Thailand’s southern region has lead to the destruction of 370,000 households, affecting one million people, according to Al Jazeera. The floods were caused by torrential downpours that began on New Year’s Day, affecting 10 of the 14 southern provinces, halting businesses, transportation, schools, and leaving over twenty dead in its wake. Thai prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has already listed flood relief as the country’s top priority and the Thai navy has already sent 50 vessels to help drain the flood water from the streets. Hopefully, thanks to quick government response, relief for the people who have been displaced by the floods will come as quickly as possible.
While the government helps families, the Soi Dog Foundation, a dog rescue organization based in Phuket, is leading an effort to rescue the animals who are struggling to survive in the wake of the flood. Their Emergency Response Team will be making a 200-mile journey in order to provide food and necessary medical care to vulnerable cats and dogs who have lost their families, shelter, and food sources, but in order to do so, they need support. Luckily, their shelter in Phuket remains unaffected, so hopefully any cats and dogs who are now without homes will have the opportunity to start over.
If you are interested in helping Soi Dog Foundation and their save animals, you can do so by donating to their Emergency Response Team here.
To learn more about Soi Dog Foundation, visit their official website.
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