APRIL 2020 Monthly Update
As we all know, Covid-19 has affected everyone’s life in ways we couldn’t possibly have conceived including crashing tourism globally. Under government advice, all the animal sanctuaries on Koh Samui had to close, including our dear friends at Samui Elephant Haven. Elephants love nothing more to eat, roam, swim and play. Elephants eat around 10% of their body each day and munch for between 16 and 18 hours a day. That’s a lot of food that they have to find for them with no income from visitors, so they really need donations to help keep the elephants’ tummies full. You can donate to the Haven here.
You can also buy a Beautiful Elephant Tea Towel, a Boutique Linen Cotton Tea Towel from Rob’s Dogs and Samui Elephant Haven, featuring a cool Elephant Design design by Heather Anderson. ONLY $20 AUD, Dimensions: 50 x 70cm
All of the money raised from the sale of these tea towels goes to Samui Elephant Haven. Includes FREE Australia wide shipping.
We also had to temporarily suspend both our Bali & Koh Samui sterilizing programs. Bali is suspended until at least June 2020, when the situation will be reevaluated and decision made about its ability to continue. Koh Samui is suspended temporarily as we use vets that come form the main land and the ferry is no longer taking passengers, only cargo. We negotiated with several other animal welfare groups and vets on the island about developing a plan to continue sterilizations, because while most humans may be stuck inside – dogs are out about and still getting pregnant. Dog and Cat Rescue Samui came to our aid & offered us sterilizing spots at their shelter, which enabled us to get 10 urgent females dogs done during April. You can donate to both our programs here. Rest assured that as soon as we are able to start sterilizing again we will be and your money will only be used to fund sterilization projects.
We ran some boredom busters for all our human friends who may be getting a bit bored during this time, including:
Free Knitting Patterns
Dog and Cat Crossword
Dog Word Search
Color in Moe
All can be found on the resources page of our site.
As our volunteers around the world remain in Quarantine, we have more time to spend on our administration tasks, as well as our Knitting program, if you would like to join us in knitting clothes for underprivileged kids in northern Thailand, we knit and crochet items for Toys for Thailand who distribute to needy families.
We have been knitting for over 3 years & more volunteers join each year – knit or crochet at your own pace – we will arrange for collection and delivery of items.
Check out some of our previous work here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/RobsDogsFoundation/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1121338234883502
On the 24th of April we celebrated World Vet day – Whether you’re a cat person, a dog person, a pig person or a horse person, there’s one thing all animal lovers can agree on, and that’s the fantastic work carried out by veterinarians. We thank all our dedicated vets who help us keep our spay programs up and running.
On the 29th of April we wished our founder Rebecca a very happy Birthday. Rebecca doesn’t want any presents for herself – she just asks everyone who wants to wish her well to make a donation to our Bali sterilizing program:
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