Joint Initiative to End the Plight of City Stays

Led by Dr.Karl D.Jackson, Director Asian studies Program of John Hopkins University, the delegates of Humane Society International (HSI) headquartered in Washington D.C., USA with over 3 million members worldwide, have called on Bangkok Governor MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra at BMA on 14 October 2009. The key objective of HSI’s visit is to discuss cooperation with Bangkok Metropolitan Administration on the joint initiative to solve the soaring problems of strays in the streets of Bangkok that have posed an increasing threat to both public health and community environment. In a proposed joint action with BMA, HSI also needs close cooperation with Thai Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (TSPCA) as a partner in running field project implementation as TSPCA has had extensive experience in dealing with Thailand’s strays through 15 years of its inception. To cope with over 150,000 city strays, HSI has proposed CNVR Strategy to cover Catch, Neuter, Vaccination and Release together with capacity building of field personnel and the transfer of technology and methodology of CNVR. Picture above shows (from right to left): Khun Tirapongse Pangsrivongse, President of Thai Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (TSPCA); Associated Professor Parntep Ratanakorn of the Faculty of Veterinary Science, Mahidol University; Ms.Jennifer Sullivan, former General Counsel of International Finance Cooperation (World Bank Group); Ms.Kelly O’Meara, Director, International Program of HSI; MR Sukhumbhand Paribatra, Bangkok Governor; Dr.Karl D.Jackson, Director Asian Studies Program of John Hopkins University and Khun Sawan Sangbunlung, TSPCA’s Secretary – General. Source PR.TSPCA