13 September 2008

Care for Dogs invitation - to subscribe

Hello to all readers of this blog, which until recently was my main "dblog" story / information outlet.

As you may have read by now, I have been involved with Care for Dogs new website design and development. This new venture is indeed now my main "dblogging" outlet and if you visit the new site, you will realise I have also grown up a little bit in writing terms, proving that I can not only tell the world about what I feel and do but also write about volunteer work with Care for Dogs from a group perspective.

Typically, like this blog(Ally's Caring for Dogs Diary) I try to publish at least 1 post a day or at least every other day, depending upon the material available.

So, rather than leave this blog and the subscribed readers in limbo, wondering if there will be (yet another) hiatus in writing, I am openly inviting you to click off over to the Care for Dogs site and catch up with my writing there.

If you are receiving this in your email because you are one of the 150+ subscribers to this blog - google group, then please note that I am going to be cheeky and presumptuous by inviting you directly from Care for Dogs, to join their mailing list which I administer too.

Your email address will remain confidential between you and me and you are welcome to unsubscribe at any time without causing any offense.

**Please be on the lookout for an email arriving shortly in your in-box from Feedblitz mailing on behalf of Care for Dogs**

18 August 2008

Care for Dogs - Google where we help

Google kindly provides a wonderful service to internet users in the form of a mapping tool.

Care for Dogs help dogs on the streets and in temples at various locations around Chiang Mai. To give you an idea of how diverse the coverage is, some of the locations are listed and pin pointed on the map below.

You are able to navigate inside the embedded map below or enlarge the map by clicking the link at the bottom and seeing all the locations listed there too.

View Larger Map

If you live in Chiang Mai, why not use this map to find Carrefour on the Super Highway and join us on 31 August at the Care for Dogs Adoption Fair

14 August 2008

Can you help to sponsor Tim's tumor treatment ?


This is Tim upon arriving at the Care for Dogs shelter. Tim is not a Bull Terrier with a bit a deformed nose. He’s a lovely normal Thai dog, who had a perfectly normal nose, until he developed a TvT tumor (Transmissible Venereal Tumor) about 2 years ago.

His original Thai name is “Tingk” which means “Dumped”. He lives in an area behind the shopping centre Big C and the people there called him “Tingk” because his owner had left him behind – and like so many dogs he ended up living on the street. We thought no living being should have the name “Dumped” and therefore changed his name to “Tim”.

Neighbors fed Tim, but nobody took him to the vet to have his growing nose tumor checked. Blood dripped out of his nose and Tim had more and more difficulties to breathe. Finally the neighbors called us and so we picked up Tim and brought him to the shelter.

Luckily, TvT is the only tumor that has a 100% cure rate, if treated. As the tumor is transferred by mating (and licking, dripping, sniffing etc), it spreads easily, and we regularly pick up dogs with this condition.

On average we have approx. 4-5 dogs for TvT-treatment at our shelter, at the moment we are on a new high of 8 dogs. Once a week all these dogs get their chemotherapy injection from our vet, during a period of 4 – 8 weeks. It is amazing to see how the tumors shrink every week. Next time we’ll show you how much Tims tumor has already started to shrink. His breathing has become easier and we are confident in a few weeks the treatment will be finished.

DiagnosisTreatmentDurationWeekly CostTotal Costs
-Full time boarding (Feeding, rent, maintenance of shelter, vacc. etc.)Until Adoption200 Baht per week800 Baht per month
TvT-tumorWeekly chemotherapy injections with Vincristine6 - 8 weeks-1,500 Baht

Would you like to sponsor Tims stay and treatment? You could either visit the donations page on this site or contact us directly for more information. If you are interested in adopting Tim after his recovery, please also get in touch with us and in any case, follow his progress on the website - www.carefordogs.org

These photos were taken 11 July 2008.