|SAMUI CNVR FACILITY
Part of why we started Rob’s Dogs was because we saw a gap in what was being provided by other animal welfare groups – most are based on the shelter model, which is not a long term effective solution. Most street dogs don’t like to be confined, and shelters need a lot of money to keep running well. A badly run shelter is heartbreaking for anyone who has to come in and try and fix the problems.
Lots of people all over the world are doing a great job trying to rescue, rehabilitate and re-home animals, but most are so busy that all their time and resources goes into this work, meaning there is little time or money to focus on a CNVR program (catch, neuter, vaccinate and release). We believe the most effective way to alleviate suffering for dogs and cats is through sterilization. We dream of day when no animals need to stay in shelters long term.
We have been working on sterilizing since our inception in 2017, but now we want to expand our work to be even more effective, we want to sterilize everyday!
Koh Samui is currently drowning in puppies and abandoned animals.
Soi Dog will come to Samui in February 2021 and spend around 6 months sterilizing approximately 80% of the islands dog population. Then there needs to be a maintenance program in place, so the population doesn’t explode again.
We would like to have a “dream” CNVR facility with the capacity to sterilize around 400 animals per month.
We have a vision for a “dream” facility: to fully realize this dream facility we need $60,000AUD (1,303,500thb) to get it up & running, then we need $20,000AUD (430,000thb) per month to run it. This is doing high volume S&N 6 days a week. With a target of 400 animals per month (Putting the cost per animal at around 1,000thb)