One of TSPCAงs 6 key strategies in dealing with stray animals is the Adoption and Re-homing Programme. Its prime objective is as follows:
- To open opportunities to people in general to have a part in alleviating the suffering of stray animals;
- To develop the stray animals’quality of life and their capacity for further adoption and re-homing;
- To generate better natural environment and provide public health to communities in cooperation with the governmental sector and BMA.
- To act as a centre of information and cooperation among members of TSPCA’s stray animal sheltering providers and those who wish to adopt and support.
- Conduct a survey of the stray animal population in the big cities to create baseline data.
- For efficient management, the stray animal shelter providers are to be organized into groups on the condition that:
- TSPCA”s regular distribution of food, medicine and other necessities donated by the public to the groups registered with TSPCA.
- Development of cooperation with animal clinics to provide medical treatment to stray animals especially those listed with TSPCA.
- Development of relationship and cooperation with veterinary students of various universities to act as TSPCA’s volunteers to support the launch of mobile clinics.
- Organizing Capacity Building for stray animal shelter providers so that they are fully equipped with knowledge and basic technical know – how on proper care of animals.
- Expansion of animal care shelters to cover other parts of the country i.e., tourist centres and industrial cities.
- Organizing “Mobile Clinics” to provide animal care service i.e., vaccination, neutering etc. to various communities.
- Coordination with various local and international animal organizations for better management of stray animals on the streets of Thailand’s major cities.
- Acting as a centre of claims on animals and coordinating with those rescue and relief organizations to alleviate the suffering of animals.
- Organising an adoption and re-homing for stray animals.
- Acting as a centre of a “HELPING HAND” to receive donations, i.e., food, medicine, animal accessories including financial support for distribution to stray animals under TSPCA’s care.
The Condition for the Stray Animals Shelter Providers
- They must be officially registered as TSPCA’s network;
- At least 30 stray animals are under their care;
- Their shelters must be fully equipped with animal care facilities with wall and roof to provide shade, protect sun and rainfall and to provide safety to animals.
- The established shelter must be run under good management with routine staff;
- The stray animals are to be raised and cared for for non-commercial purposes;
- The donated items such as food, medicine and other animal accessories provided by TSPCA are not allowed to be used for commercial re – sale;
- The providers must be willing to render their cooperation to TSPCA ‘s efforts to end cruelty to animals and to protect animal rights and welfares.
- The shelter owners must be willing to provide more spaces for other displaced animals moved from streets to replace those already re – homed.
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