On Koh Chang, Thailand's second largest island, FOUR PAWS and a local vet have neutered over 450 stray dogs. The animals are treated as gently as possible: they are caught, castrated, vaccinated and are given a check-up before being released back into their territory.
Neutering is the only way to reduce the number of stray animals. This is an urgently needed measure because the many dogs cannot all be cared for.
FOUR PAWS works closely with the local population to inform about animal protection: in workshops, team members teach adults and school pupils the right way to handle pets and stray animals. FOUR PAWS hopes that less pet dogs will be abandoned by their owners in the future.