Hope for Strays Foundation, was founded in 2015 although our feeding and caring for strays started years earlier. Our first stray was Pocky. She was starving with terrible skin problems under a building in a temple at less than two months old. She struggled with those skin problems all her life and died at 8 years old from kidney failure due to the high dosages of steroids she had to take. A finer dog never walked the earth.
The dog population grew from 1 to 2 to 4 to 8 and then it took off. In 2015 we moved to a site with one Rai of land, built kennels for about 20 dogs and have been expending our coverage of the area ever since. We currently have 220 dogs in residence in our shelter and home, but we are constantly finding dogs on the street that need care and feeding.
Our shelter was constructed in 2016 and was designed to house 80 dogs. There are now more than double that number. We have added on to to existing structures as we can. The shelter includes a kitchen, office and vet clinic. We can afford only limited staff so we rely on volunteers to do many of the tasks around the shelter, especially giving the dogs the personal attention that they need and deserve. The video below was made when the shelter was formally open for business.