There are hundreds of strays begging for food. Most of the dogs live in small packs and remain within their territory. Until April 1999, there was no vet on the island and medical treatment for animals was impossible. Countless sick or injured dogs and cats died and were completely ignored as they lay by the roadside. Even small bite wounds proved lethal until the Dog and Cat rescue centre in Samui was formed.
The aims of the charity are;
To sterilise all dogs and cats by castration or spaying.
To inject all dogs and cats against rabies.
To treat dogs suffering from mange.
To de-worm all dogs and cats.
To treat all stray dogs and cats in the event of injury or sickness and give them somewhere to rest.
To educate the locals concerning the keeping of their animals.