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Hi, Last Saturday, while I was taking my dog with lead for a walk in the morning, this dog came from nowhere and attacked my dog. I tried to help my dog and in the end, I got bitten more than my dog by this dog. Both of us are on antibiotic and I need to go to a hospital everyday to clean wounds and get all kinds of shots. This incident happened about 600-700 m away from where this dog normally is. Attack by this dog had happened before, but this time was the worst. My dog really did not do anything, no barking, nothing. 

The other day, I finally got a chance to talk to people (Burmese/Thai construction camp people) whom I thought they are the owners of this dog with a translator. At first, they said the dog would not go out that far and it can not be the same dog (I'm VERY positive. It's that dog). And then they said that they do not own that dog. The dog comes and goes and they are not responsible and do not care what happen to the dog.

Do you know if there is anyone/any organization who can help to deal with such dangerous dog in Phuket ?

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Animal cruelty is a crime which carries a fine of up to 40,000 baht and a jail term of up to two years..  

https://coconuts.co/bangkok/news/former-deputy-minister-charged-over-shooting-dog-dead-outside-7-eleven/

 

Seems stray dogs have more rights than those they attack here in Thailand.  Unbelievable.  

 

(VPN mode on)  Would like to know how to get rid of a few in my neighborhood if anyone has ideas that are "stealthy".   Don't  want to get caught obviously

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26 minutes ago, Benmart said:
16 hours ago, Arjen said:

When your dog cause damage outside your property the dog owner is responsible.

All kind of damage, so even killed by a car and caused damage to the car, the dog owner must pay.

 

On the other hand, when a dog causes damage on private property, It is the person who entered to carry all costs. 

 

Arjen.

Thanks Arjen. You are a voice of reason and kindness in a sea of juvenile, caustic and pathetic posters.

Yet none of this applies if the dog has no "owner".   Yes?

 

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That is why I got my pre-exposure Rabies vaccination shots.

    If bitten, I only need two more vaccine shots, and don’t need the possibly very expensive and sometimes hard to find HRIG shot. (Human Rabies Immune Globlulin)

    If you have not had your pre-exposure Rabies vaccine shots, you MUST get four or five vaccine shots, and you MUST also have the HRIG shot. HRIG can be very hard to find in some regions, and can be very very expensive. 

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1 hour ago, leither69 said:

Get a rabies injection

   What? A rabies injection? Only one?

 

  If he hasn’t had pre-exposure Rabies shots, he’s going to need a lot more than “...a rabies injection”. He’ll need FOUR shots of Rabies vaccine, PLUS HRIG (Human Rabies Immune Globulin) which in some regions is very hard to find, and can be very expensive in some areas. 

 

    Even if he HAS received pre-exposure rabies shots (3), he will need two further shots of Rabies vaccine. 

 

The pre-exposure schedule for rabies vaccination is 3 doses, given at the following times:

  • Dose 1: As appropriate
  • Dose 2: 7 days after Dose 1
  • Dose 3: 21 days or 28 days after Dose 1.

A person who is exposed and has never been vaccinated against rabies should get 4 doses of rabies vaccine – one dose right away, and additional doses on the 3rd, 7th, and 14th days. They should also get another shot called Rabies Immune Globulin at the same time as the first dose.

 

A person who has been previously vaccinated should get 2 doses of rabies vaccine – one right away and another on the 3rd day. Rabies Immune Globulin is not needed.

   Source: CDC 

 

Pre-exposure Rabies Vaccine shots also buys you a bit more time to get the further two shots you will need. 

   Once the symptoms of Rabies appears, it’s too late. You will die a very hard death. Survival rate for people once symptoms appear is less than 1%. 

   To date less than 20 cases of human survival from clinical rabies have been documented, and only a few survivors had no history of pre- or postexposure prophylaxis.  - CDC

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Hi. Two ways might help. Carry bottle of water with strong spray and if Dog comes near, spray into his face. That's the nice way! Or, you can buy a handheld object that gives off certain rays to frighten off the dog. Seen it an action and very effective. Do not point at your dog though. Not to be abused though please. Google dog deterrent. Sorry but don't know name of it.

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