World Vets Aid Stranded Dogs in Thailand

Flooding in Bangkok has left thousands of dogs stranded.

Two veterinarians and a dog rescuer from veterinary aid organization World Vets are rescuing and treating animals affected by the flooding in Bangkok, Thailand.

World Vets said an estimated 60,000 stray and abandoned dogs are avoiding flood waters by congregating on higher ground. One area, known to locals as “dog island” is home to more than 150 dogs with no access to food.

World vets has been working with local volunteers to rescue and move dogs to safer locations where they can be fed and treated by veterinarians, and so far their efforts have led to the rescue of more than 1,000 dogs. A second team of World Vets veterinarians will travel to Bangkok to continue the operation on Nov. 21, 2011.

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