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Starved Great Danes rescued

By The Nation

 

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Volunteer veterinarians from Watchdog Thailand and Pathum Thani Livestock Development Office’s Animal Welfare Division officials have rescued 13 Great Danes, which had been left uncared for at a house in Pathum Thani’s Lat Lum Kaew district. The dogs were suffering from severe malnutrition and in terrible condition.

 

The rescue on Monday stemmed from a complaint by the homeowner’s relative who reportedly couldn't bear to see the animals in such a condition after one of the dogs and her two pups died in a cage on Sunday.

 

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The unnamed middle-aged Thai woman who owns the house admitted the livestock development officials to the well-fenced two-rai compound for inspection, telling them that she had become unemployed, was recently divorced and was facing financial difficulties that prevented her from taking care of the dogs. She told veterinarian Kangwan Thirathamrong that she intended to raise the dogs to sell but had been unable to find buyers due to the bad economy. Three dogs had already died and were buried in the house compound and the remaining 15 dogs were just skin and bones due to malnutrition, Kangwan said.

 

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Officials thus removed the 15 dogs from the woman’s care and sent them to the Livestock Development's Animal Center to recover, after which the owner, if deemed capable to take care of them again, could collect them. The homeowner however would be held accountable for a violation under the Cruelty Prevention and Welfare of Animal Act and police would later conduct an inquiry. Watchdog Thailand confirmed that all the rescued dogs were in bad condition and required further care for recovery and invited dog lovers to help by donating.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30375039

 

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I doubt if she was as emaciated as her dogs. 

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29 minutes ago, Geoffggi said:

While I do appreciate she is currently going through hardships my take on this is once she realised she could not afford to take care of the animals why didn't she contact an animal shelter to ask for assistance, I'm sure they would either have supplied her with a basic amount of food to sustain the animals lives or alternatively taken the animals off her hands.

Animal shelters do not help when you can not take care anymore for a dog you once wanted to own.

 

I think it is kind of policy to prevent to even more easy for people to take a dog, while they think,  "when I do not want it anymore I bring it to a shelter"

 

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The homeowner however would be held accountable for a violation under the Cruelty Prevention and Welfare of Animal Act and police would later conduct an inquiry.

so they will apply the same measurements, which they have applied in the case of the Brit who has beaten a dog.
or is it again a double standard and she goes scot free and those dogs have to return to their misery life.

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16 hours ago, Geoffggi said:

While I do appreciate she is currently going through hardships my take on this is once she realised she could not afford to take care of the animals why didn't she contact an animal shelter to ask for assistance, I'm sure they would either have supplied her with a basic amount of food to sustain the animals lives or alternatively taken the animals off her hands.

That's what a normal person would do... enough said !

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On 8/20/2019 at 12:47 PM, tracker1 said:

Total Disgrace ! but no punishment will be handed out more then likely ! what's more she can claim the dogs back once their condition improves CRAZY !

 

Apart from what was actually reported in the OP your comment was quite accurate...

"...the owner, if deemed capable to take care of them again, could collect them. The homeowner however would be held accountable for a violation under the Cruelty Prevention and Welfare of Animal Act and police would later conduct an inquiry". 

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