Sido and Ting, those both TVT dogs have been operated at their tumor and taken back to their place waiting for the next chemo treatment. Ting already got the second chemo treatment and is waiting for the third and last one for the moment. We'll pick up both dogs for their next chemo treatment this week.
With the help of several donors we could again provide Prajuab with dry food and rice allowing him to feed "his" dogs for another month.
A friend who looks after four street dogs asked us to help taking a bitch for sterilization. People from a construction camp helped us to grab Samlee and we took her to Silverlake clinic. Meanwhile she is back to her place and we are waiting for an opportunity to catch the second female dog which is not so easy because that dog is very cautious.
Visiting the beach dogs at Wat Amparahm in Baan Amphur we discovered a mother dog with four pups obviously dumped there recently. All five dogs seemed in good health and were quite friendly. Since dogs are dumped at the beach regularly we were prepared to include them in our vaccination and sterilization program. A few days later when we were looking after the beach dogs again we surprisingly met a woman there who told us that the dogs were hers and being "kidnapped" by a neighbor who dumped them at the beach. The woman's account seemed to be reliable and so we were happy watching the dogs leaving with their owner.
Another bad TVT case found at Wat Amparahm in Baan Amphur where we look after dogs on the beach. Usually we don't approach the other temple dogs but yesterday we went looking for someone who has the keys for an annex of the main temple building. A dog was obviously unintentionally locked in there and nobody answered to its howling. Finally we found a monk who could open a door of the building and when I did so I saw the TVT dog among other dogs in a state if pain. Today we went to take him to Silverlake Clinic but couldn't find him. Will have another try tomorrow.
On our way to look after dogs in a Buddhist temple we saw a tiny dog barking at us. When we stopped to look closer at her we realized that she suffers from a nasty tumor. We went to a nearby street restaurant and asked people there whether someone could grab the dog to take her into a clinic for treatment. One of the kitchen women went with us to a humble neighborhood and there was a young man who could help us to put Ting, that's her name, into a cage. We took Ting to Dr. Kwanchai's Silverlake Clinic. Ting requires surgery on the tumor and several chemo treatments. She will also be sterilized while being operated at the tumor. The standard expenses for such a treatment are between 6,000 and 7,000 Baht depending on the number of vincristine treatments. Since Ting can be grabbed and her place is not too far from the clinic she doesn't need to stay at the clinic between the chemo treatments. After surgery we could take her every week to the clinic and afterwards take her back to her place. That will reduce the expenses. For the surgery we pay 3,500 Baht and for each chemo treatment 500 Baht.
Taro turned up at Prajuab's place a month ago. He was emaciated and Prajuab tried to feed him but was not very successful. We treated Taro for blood parasites for three weeks and took him finally to Silverlake clinic where he was diagnosed with chronic liver impairment. Taro unfortunately could not be saved and died of liver failure.
This is another sad case found in Naklua. This dog has been hit by a car and obviously suffered from internal injuries. We found him emaciated with a severely distended abdomen. His condition was life threatening and he was operated on the same day. Unfortunately he died five hours after surgery.
Wan Song, our helper in Naklua made us aware of a dog under a car who according to residents didn't move for a couple of days. With the help of Saek, a dog catcher, we took the dog to Silverlake clinic where he was diagnosed with severe liver impairment. The vet couldn't safe his live.
Song is one of the strays that have been relocated onto the waste ground at Mabprachan reservoir. He has been treated for a nasty wound under one of his paws. Khao is a dog of Ba Baet, a poor old woman, who is helping us looking after dogs at Wat Amparahm. Khao has been spayed.