Please help us get our dogs home

When we came to Thailand in 2010 we were not prepared for the condition of so many street dogs here. What started with one rescue from a beach in Rayong turned into eight rescues over the following year. Each of the dogs were suffering physically or had clearly been abandoned. The intention was to find them all new homes but the process took so much time and energy that they became part of our life, our routine, our family and we could not let them go. So to be certain that they would always have a good, loving and forever home we crazily decided to keep them. Now over three years later our seven wonderful soi dogs (sadly one passed away) have all been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped and all are very healthy and very happy.  We are leaving Thailand in a matter of weeks and are taking our seven adopted soi (street) dogs with us. There is not a chance of leaving them behind so we hope we can raise some extra money needed towards their flights and other transportation costs. 

Work permit and visa rules in Thailand have prevented my wife Mandy from working so all of our money comes from my teaching salary. As you can imagine paying the upkeep of seven dogs makes it hard to save for relocating seven dogs and in the past year we have made every sacrifice including no new clothes, becoming teetotal, no fast-food, no take-out and not going out. Our whole world revolves around our dream of taking our beloved dogs home.

We have saved enough money to pay for all the vet bills, flight cages, paperwork, our flights,  accomodation and living expenses once we land until my new salary kicks in. However the cost of transporting the dogs from our current home to our new home in at this time of year in one trip is quite high. If we aren't able to raise the money needed, it would mean splitting our family up, my wife and I living apart until we can secure the money to fly one group, then the other, resulting in simultaneous accomodation costs.  This would also make for a visa nightmare.
Any support you can offer either with a donation or by simply passing along this message to others would be very much appreciated. If you would like to see more of the dogs please look at our blog.

Thank you for being a part of our dream! David and Mandy x
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