Malee Animal Shelter (formerly Mabprachan)

Malee Animal Shelter in Chanthaburi, Thailand is owned by Thai native Mali and England native, Derek. To say these two have dedicated their lives to care for stray, sick, or abandoned animals is an understatement. 

Mali and Derek

MAS homes over 500 dogs and more than 50 cats. Besides Mali and Derrik, the shelter  has one full time employee, Jenny, and they have a stray (pun intended) volunteer from time to time. The rest of the time, they are caring for these animals on their own; morning to night. The funds are limited to say the least. They do the best they can to buy food and medications with donations that they receive.

Feeding time

Most of the dogs roam free, un-caged, in large enclosures. This is very good way for the dogs to receive regular exercise and allows the dogs socialize with each other as well as with people. This does, however, become a problem during feeding times. Even the most docile of dogs can be food-aggressive. Mapbrachen has plans of extending their facilities specifically for feeding times. 

Jenny feeding the dogs

The shelter has also aided in supplying spay and neuter assistance in some local communities. Our goal is to begin spaying and neutering many of the stray dogs on the streets. The rate that the stray dogs reproduce is staggering. Many end up in the shelters while many end up dead. We are hoping, through education and example, to encourage more people to spay or neuter their own pets and to join in the effort to reduce the number of homeless dogs in Chanthaburi. 

Mali and a sick dog that we rescued from the streets of Chanthaburi


Bath time





Dogs for days...

Mali and Derek

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