Interview with the SOI Dog Foundation

On a recent trip to Thailand, Chris had the opportunity to tour the SOI Dog Foundation and to interview owners John and Gill Daley. SOI Dog helps the homeless, neglected and abused dogs and cats of Thailand, works to end the dog meat trade throughout the region and responds to animal disasters and emergencies.


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After touring the remarkable facilities of SOI and seeing the dedication of so many to help these animals, Chris had the opportunity to sit down and talk with founders John and Gill Daley.

Topics Discussed:

  • How John and Gill got started in the animal rescue business
  • How their original mission has expanded
  • The dog meat trade in Thailand - beliefs, practices, health concerns, legality of eating dogs and cats in Thailand and other countries and what is being done to end it.
  • The use of sterilization and vaccination and how these are being used to help the situation
  • Diseases and how SOI provides treatment and care for the dogs
  • The dangers to humans of rescuing these dogs  
  • People who give back to these animals are the richest in the world - you gain tremendous joy by helping them
  • Street dogs are happy and except for a few exceptions, it's actually cruel to keep a dog confined in a shelter when they are happier being free and living on the streets
  • Background, involvement and importance of SOI's many volunteers (to become a volunteer contact [email protected])
  • Ways to support SOI so they can continue supporting their mission


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Links mentioned in this episode:

>> SOI Dog Foundation

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