This tiny tot was found by a
local Thai couple by the side of the road. They saw
Sandra feeding her soi dogs outside the house and
offered her a small brown paper bag containing this tiny
10 day old kitten. “Baggy” is doing well and will
hopefully be available for adoption in around 1 month’s
British couple Paul and Sandra have been running their
shelter for sick and abandoned cats and kittens for
around 10 years now, starting with just 1 kitten that
was dumped outside their house. 10-year-old “Felix” (see
photo) never went to a new home and is still the “Big
Boss” at their home in East Pattaya.
On average Paul and Sandra re-home 50
cats and kittens every year but of course there are always more calls asking
them to take cats than there are calls from people wanting to adopt them.
Hopefully this article will reach more people in the Pattaya area who might
be willing to find room in their hearts and homes for a new friendly feline.
At the moment there are around 30 cats
and kittens available for free adoption. You can see them all on their
useful website cats4youinpattaya .webs.com
Paul always say’s why waste your hard
earned cash on buying a cat from a shop or market when you can take one from
us absolutely free!
All of the bigger cats at the shelter
are neutered and vaccinated. Small kittens have to wait until they are 12
weeks old before they can have their jabs, though, and when they are 6
months they too can be neutered.
As the shelter is also their home there
is always a limit to the number of cats that they can help. Their most
important goal is to find new loving homes for the cats that reside there
now in order to make room for new arrivals.
Of course there are some cats that will
probably never go to new homes due to their special needs, cats like “Oreo
and Precious”, (see photo) two disabled cats that have to wear nappies are
assured a forever home with Paul and Sandra.
The shelter is mostly self-funded so any donations of
food, cat litter, nappies or any other cat related articles is always
If you are interested in adopting a cat or kitten
please call Paul or Sandra on 0852875004 to arrange an afternoon visit.
Tungtong and Tangthai are a mother and
son pair who came to us from Phitsanulok. Tangthai, the mother, is 8 years
old. We will be getting her spayed very shortly. She is friendly and not
afraid of people. Tungtong is 5 months old and bounces around everywhere.
Lots of energy and also very friendly.
They are both small dogs which is
unusual for street dogs who tend to be medium sized. Both have received all
their vaccinations and are ready for a new home.
While we at Hope for Strays do
everything we can to provide a good home for the dogs we take in, it is
still a very crowded place to live and none of the dogs can get the kind of
love and individual attention that they can get in a home of their own.
Call Som at 089-158-8345 for more