Welcome to the Rob’s Dogs Monthly Update.

THANK-YOU!
Thank-you all for helping us get to 1000 followers on Facebook!
And 286 followers on Instagram!
And 86 followers on Linked in!The more people that know about our work means more donations for forgotten animals.
The more support we have the more we can continue our lifesaving work.
THANK-YOU all for Liking & Following our pages.
DECEMBER 5th WAS WORLD VOLUNTEER DAY!
We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank-you to all our volunteers.
Most of our volunteers have full time jobs – which makes their commitment to RDF all the more amazing!
Steffi Day – Sawan Maa – สวรรค์ม้า – Happy Horse Sanctuary liaison & Compassion fatigue Manger
Heather Barry – Director and donation co-ordination Australia
Terri Tyler – Samui Street Dog Feeding Program
Anne Louise Murphy – Secretary and donation co-ordination Australia
Rebecca Anne Cain – Director and Samui S&N Program
Deanne Hassett – Treasurer and Director Australia
Annabelle Cangy – Admin Support
Beverly Makemson – Samui CNVR Manager
Wes – Dog caching Samui
Emily Petersen – IG Manager
Claire Sutterby – Grants Manager
Virginie Azor – Research Manager
Carolina Bittencourt – Paws with a Cause Manager
Valan Raja – Workplace Giving Manager
Ludmila Prahl – Sponsorship & DonationsIf you would like to be a Rob’s Dogs volunteer – we have loads of things we need help with including:
Social media posts, Drafting agreements, Writing grant proposals & applications, Research, Donation hunting, Fundraising.
You can choose how much help you can give & we will be so grateful for any support you can give us. We would love some extra support so we can help more and more animals all over the world!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!
20th December is our anniversary.
We have been an official charity for TWO years now!
We would like to take this opportunity to extend a HUGE thank –you to all our supporters and donors, we couldn’t do any of what we do without all you guys!
Check out this video of how it all began.
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THERE WILL BE NO UWANTED PRESENTS FROM THIS LOT!
On Sunday 13th December we ran a cats only sterilization day with Animalia Pet Hospital
This was our second event partnering with Animalia & we are really grateful for their ongoing support of our sterilization program.
They sterilized a total of 12 cats – 11 of which were female cats. According to PETA estimates is over FOUR MILLION cats that will not be born into a lifetime of neglect.
Please donate so can keep up this important work:
https://www.robsdogs.net.au/current-projects/
We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the following people and places without who’s help we couldn’t have run this event:
Katie Hollamby & Autumn Maddox McTaggart who ran this whole event – nothing is possible without you two lovely ladies <3
Members of VEGANS ON KOH SAMUI & The Secret Cafe who buy vegan goodies from us.
Ratisha Pharmacy for supplying the aftercare meds.
Amanda Hassett, Anne Louise MurphyBanjo Robb, Deanne Hassett, Jane Brazier, Cheyna Ashley Stewart, Erwin van der Veen & Ester & Emil for all contributing to covering FREE female cat sterilization spots.
Fluffy Home for supplying the rabies vaccines.
For everyone who donates to Rob’s Dogs – we thank you all. None of our work is possible without your ongoing support.
THANK-YOU
We have over 1,000 followers on our social media media channels.
If all of our followers subscribed for just FIVE DOLLARS per month, we would have a monthly cash flow of $5,000AUD.
Which is more than enough to pay for a monthly sterilization day in Bali (sterilizing approximately 60 animals) -Samui CNVR program (Catching and sterilizing approximately 15 dogs) – Samui S&N program 2 x pop up sterilization Days (Sterilizing 30 animals) – Start setting up a full time high volume Spay and Neuter clinic for Koh Samui.
Five dollars isn’t a lot each month – even during these difficult and uncertain times, but you would know your money is being used to make a REAL difference to the lives of South East Asia’s forgotten animals.
SAMUI CNVR PROJECT
(Catch, Neuter, Vaccinate, Release)
In September 2020 we launched the Samui CNVR project – This is a partnership between RDF and our friends at DCRS – Dog and Cat Rescue Samui Foundation.
This is a really important project targeting the islands HARD to catch dogs.
In 2017 Soi Dog Foundation visited Koh Samui & undertook a mass sterilization program, most of the islands dog population was sterilized. Unfortunately of course some got missed and given just ONE unsterilized female dog & her offspring can generate 67,000 dogs in 6 years we are now seeing an increase in dumped dogs and puppy litters island wide.
Dog overpopulation creates human – dog relation issues, and often results in abuse such as poisonings which we are currently seeing all across the island.
We know that elimination programs are not the solution to population control and the only ethical and humane way to tackle overpopulation issues is through sterilization.
We run two projects on Samui: Our Samui S&N program which sterilizes “easy” to catch dogs, we curtly sterilize a minimum of 15 animals per month in this program, and the CNVR program which aims to tackle the HARD to catch dogs, these are the dogs that are wild or only semi tame, can’t be touched by humans and are living and breeding new generations of dogs that can’t be touched by humans, thus creating an unending cycle of impossible to catch dogs. Some of the dogs we have caught in this program are dogs that have been prolific breeders and haven’t been able to be caught by any other animal welfare groups.
We use a variety of methods to catch these dogs, and it can take anywhere from hours to days to catch just one dog! Bearing in mind that just one unsterilized female dog can generate 67,000 puppies – its time very well spent.
First we survey the location where the dog is – to see if there are any areas we can trap the dog, we also ask if there are people living close who know the dog and can touch or feed the dog. If there is no possibility of this we look at different methods to catch the dog, we have a trapping cage, which isn’t often successful as street dogs are way too smart to just get in cage because there’s food in there.
The team will try using a noose pole or a net to catch the dog, we also try having sleepy stuff in the food, if none of these methods are applicable, as a last resort we will dart the dog.
This is a last resort because it is very expensive – the darts themselves are ฿700 ($32AUD) per dart, and while they can be reused, they often get bitten by dogs trying to pull them out or the dogs run away with the dart in them and we can’t find the dog again. Then we need to fill the dart with enough anesthetic to put the dog to sleep – this is also very expensive average cost is ฿200 ($9AUD) for a standard sized Thai dog. So just to dart a dog costs nearly ฿1000 ($45AUD) not counting the wages for the dart man or paying for the sterilizing.
We had a list of over 100 hard to catch dogs that we wanted to get done over the course of 6 months – we have been running this project for 3 months and have done 45 dogs so far – which is just amazing given how hard to catch some of the dogs on our list have been.
We have spent approximately ฿40,000 ($1,818AUD). We will need at least this much to get through the rest of our list.
To date this program has prevented the birth of 1,943,000 unwanted dogs on Koh Samui.
We are fully supported by donations to undertake this important project – If you would like to support it there are a few options:
1 – Donate via PayPal Charity (No fees) Rob’s Dogs Foundation
https://www.paypal.com/au/fundraiser/charity/3786644
2 – Sign up for a Sterilization Subscription
https://www.robsdogs.net.au/…/1-x-female-dog…/
3 – Buy a copy of our cookbook 100% of the $15 will go to sterilizing
https://www.robsdogs.net.au/pro…/i-cant-believe-its-vegan/
4 – Buy something from our shop, 100% of Profits will go to sterilizing
https://www.robsdogs.net.au/robsdogs-shop/
On Saturday 19th December we our usual monthly pop-up sterilization event.
We sterilized a total of 17 animals – 11 of which were female dogs & 4 of which were female cats. Which according to PETA estimates is over 2.2 MILLION dogs and cats that will not be born into a lifetime of neglect.
You can check out the photos in our Samui Sterilizing Photo album.
We try to run these community sterilization events at least once a month, January will be our last month as Soi Dog Foundation will be coming to do island wide sterilization from February. We will work during this time to set up our Full Time High Volume S&N facility right here on Samui.
Please sign up to be a subscriber – and help cover base operating costs for the clinic:
https://donorbox.org/rob-s-dogs-subscription
We would like to offer our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the following people and places without who’s help we couldn’t run these events.
Lindsey Archbold who is always so kind and accommodating to let us use her place ❤
Dow RuayPech who is the best project manager & coordinates all the bookings and liaises with solo rescuers & does all the translating work. We are so grateful to have her help.
Dave Griffiths, Bev & Adam MakemsonTerri Tyler, Deanne Hassett, Gary Johansson, Esther & Emil from kern-stiftung for all donating to help cover costs and enable us to offer free spots to really needy dogs & cats.
Ratisha Pharmacy for supplying the meds.
FluffyHome PetHotel for arranging the vet services and all their ongoing support of our work here on Samui.
To everyone who supports or donates to Rob’s dogs – we thank you all. None of our work is possible without your ongoing support.
THANK-YOU
NO ANIMALS WILL BE FERTILIZED…BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOW BEEN STERILIZED!
Each year we try to double the amount of animals we sterilize.
Last year we sterilized 218 animals in total in Bali, Thailand and Nepal.
This year we tried to double that again!
Our target was over 400 animals. We did 426 animals – only 10 animals short of doubling our numbers from 2019.
This was massive effort – there were many months where we couldn’t work at all because of Covid, Our Bali is still not running at all. The bulk of these animals were done on Samui. Thanks to our Spay-a-ton in August & our CNVR project.Help us beat the 2020 record & become a regular donor to our sterilization projects.
Donate Fee FREE with PayPal charity
Thank you to all our kind and generous supporters so far– none of this is possible without you.

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