People and Animals Thailand
People And Animals Thailand (PAT) is the latest initiative of Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand. Located between Hua Hin and Cha Am, the clinic was set up specifically to help deal with the overpopulation of street cats and dogs in the area.
Every year, millions of kittens and puppies are born on the streets of Thailand. Tragically, most are unlikely to survive the first few weeks of life. The majority will succumb to starvation, disease, road accidents or other horrible deaths. Through our spay/ neuter and vaccination programme, our goal is to reduce the suffering of street dogs and cats. If fewer animals are born on the streets, then less will be born into a short life of misery. People and Animals Thailand is the only free spay and neuter clinic for the regions of Petchaburi and Prachuap Khiri Khan.
Find out more at the People and Animals Thailand website.
With a purpose-built operating theatre using modern anaesthesia and surgical techniques, the team are able to desex and vaccinate around 500 street animals per month.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we, unfortunately, do not have the funding to currently continue this important programme. We hope to restart this project as soon as we have the funds required. The dogs and cats of Thailand desperately need help.
Why a spay and neuter programme?
Desexing street animals is the most humane way to deal with the problem of overpopulation, long term. This sterilisation project returns animals to their area on the same day, thereby minimising problems and enhancing animal welfare. PAT is able to sterilise and vaccinate a street dog or cat for around 500 baht each (approx 11 GBP or 13 EURO).
The PAT clinic also treats injured stray animals and when possible, undertakes outreach programmes to vaccinate animals at temples and in the community.
Volunteer with People and Animals Thailand
The PAT clinic offers volunteer vet and non-veterinary programmes. You can volunteer with dogs and cats regardless of experience. Furthermore, the volunteer fees are essential to enable us to undertake this programme.