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Kein Essen?

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May 16, 2020

Fundraising May 2020

Fundraising due to the coronavirus crisis

Hello Animal Lovers,

I hope you're all keeping safe during these strange times that we are living through. We are aware of how difficult it must be for many of you at the moment. However, our dogs and cats need your help especially in this time of crisis. If you are able to support us in any way, we would be very grateful to you.

Maybe some of you will remember our fundraiser for the temple project last year. We would like to thank everyone who supported us once again.

With the loss of tourists - and therefore many donations - due to the corona virus crisis, our financial survival has become much more difficult.
Since all hotels and restaurants are closed, we can no longer pick up leftover food there and therefore have considerable additional costs.
We also have to take care of a lot of dogs on the streets that were previously fed by tourists.
Of course we want to continue to take care of the sick and injured and carry out the daily 6 castrations, but without your help it will hardly be possible to do everything justice.

Repairs are often absolutely necessary and of course we also lack the necessary money for this.

For those of you with companies, we have put together a special advertising package (hound package). More on this on the chuffed page.

No matter where you transfer your donation, it will go to dogs and cats arrive on Koh Samui.

Bank accounts for donations you can find here:
or PayPal:

You'll see that our fundraising page is slightly different this time with a list of specific things you can donate to, whether you're passionate about medication or simply helping us meet the animals' basic needs of food and shelter.

1- any donation, however big or small is a huge help
2- please share the link to everyone you know
3- we'll send weekly updates by facebook where you can also help us share the link

We hope you can even visit us at some point again in the near future. In the meantime, take care and stay safe!

Thank you from all of us at Dog and Cat Rescue Samui.

Brigitte and the DCRS-Team

May 15, 2020

Coronavirus and pets

YOU CANNOT get coronavirus from your pets!!!!

YOU CANNOT get coronavirus from your pets!!!!

People are dumping their animals at shelters out of ignorance and fear! 

Please know that you can NOT get coronavirus from your pets. WHO confirmed this again to hopefully prevent further animal suffering and abuse. 

And please do not forget about the many animals that are having a very difficult time at the moment due to lack of tourists feeding them and much much more!

Your help is extra needed at the moment!! And thank you for the many people that are stepping up and stepping in already to help wherever they can!

April 19, 2020

Anniversary 2020

21th Anniversary of the Dog and Cat Rescue Samui Foundation on the 1st APRIL 2020

Corona - a nightmare has come true. Everyone is affected and powerless against the invisible enemy.

I sincerely hope and wish you health and all the necessary strength to get through this difficult and challenging time.

Today was supposed to be a day of joy, but unfortunately the Coronavirus put a spanner in the works. The first time in 21 years, we will not have an anniversary party. In Thailand it is customary to hold a small celebration for the staff once a year.

I am very concerned about the continued existence of our Dog Rescue Foundation.

We all try hard not to worry too much about the near future and take every challenge 'One Day at a Time' but of course the scary question remains: Will we collect enough donations in the future to keep our medical program going?

At the moment, we neuter / sterilize daily at least 6 dogs or cats. There are also many injured and sick animals that Dr. Sith treats every single day.

Will we get enough donations to feed over 500 hungry mouths every day? We feed so many dogs at the animal shelter, at the temples and at the feeding stations we have created all over Koh Samui. There are also about 100 cats waiting for food every day.
I am also very concerned about the beach dogs. A lot of hotels and bungalows are closing or have already closed. These dogs then run to the streets where the tourists usually sit in the restaurants.

But the restaurants are all closed and the streets are deserted.

We will see where we can build feeding places for these dogs. That sounds easier than it is because Thai people or foreigners living on Koh Samui are often hostile towards us. Feeding places are often destroyed. But we do not give up and will do everything we can for the dogs and cats.



Many thanks to ALL and stay healthy!

Many greetings
Brigitte and
The DRCS-Team

April 01, 2020

Fundraising March 5 2020

Fundraising a huge success!

Thank you very much for your generous donation and support at the Viper Room Fund Raising on March 5th. We raised an incredible 43,700 baht! This allows us to vaccinate all the dogs in the shelter for 1 year which is a wonderful gift to them.

It was a fun evening with a great turnout with people from all over the world. Thank you so much to Rob and his hardworking Team from the Viper Room! A huge THANK YOU to Anne, Julia, Jay and Renee for organizing this very successful event. Renee, you rocked that Panini-Corner, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! Thank you also to Linda from the Dog Rescue, Tony, Stefano and Sergio for your great support!

Once again a special THANK YOU to everyone who donated a raffle price for our very fun and successful Raffle-Action:

Nikki Beach, Aromi Diversi Pizzeria, Natural Detox Resort, Riverside, Easy Divers, Tongsai Bay, Visit Natural Detox Spa and Beauty Centre, Dudu Bao, Tropical Toe Knees, Archipelago Communications, Bali Restaurant, Eldorado Restaurant, Bungy Jump Chaweng, Ozo Chaweng.

Thank you all from the bottom of all our hearts. It means a lot to us that there are so many of you out there who support the animals!

Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation
Brigitte and Team

March 15, 2020

5 March Fundraising

5. MARCH 2020 Dog & Cat Rescue Raffle Prize Rock-Biker Fundraising

With Dog & Cat Rescue low on funds for vaccines and with many bacteria and viruses going round in the heat of the tropics, we need your help please!

We are partnering with Viper Room, Lamai rock bar, and the biker clubs joining the Surat Thani biker weekend to offer you a fun evening. There will be a raffle, barbecue, drinks and of course, rock music... and some awesome bikes to view ;)

We already have some amazing raffle prizes on the list, as you can see from the logos in the picture. Please join us on the night or you can also message us if you wish to buy raffle tickets.

February 28, 2020

New Law animal cruelty

NEW LAW Animal Rights Thailand

We have some great news regarding animal rights in Thailand: There is now an official law against animal cruelty!

FINALLY the Thai government has set up a new law to protect the life of animals.

One can be sentenced to prison for up to 2 years or fined with a penalty up to 40,000 Baht!

Let’s hope that next time some hotel manager plans to get rid of some stray animals, they will think twice before they poison the dogs or treat them with cruelty. The DRCS will definitely give it’s very best to find the guilty one and make them responsible for their action! Thankfully now supported by the law! I’m sure for every foreigner here, the Thai prison would be an unforgettable experience…..

February 25, 2020

Auction success

Silent auction huge success!

The silent auction at the Road Less Travelled raised an outstanding 63,000 baht! Thank you very much from the bottom of all our hearts to everyone who donated and who supported us. Dog and Cat Rescue Samui can’t survive without all your support and thanks to you all we can continue to provide medication and care for all our strays and resident dogs and cats.

A special thank you goes to all the artists and of course, to the Road Less Travelled. It is amazing to be surrounded by such generosity for our 4-legged friends and to be able to have had the evening in such a wonderful space - thank you Road Less Travelled team.

We were also very lucky to have Glenn Meisenheimer, our local poet, who wrote special poems to read out during the evening and tugged on all our heart strings. Finally, we couldn’t have done the evening without our host @Pete Dougal from the Road Less Travelled. Thanks to Pete we all enjoyed a wonderful and memorable show. And last but not least, thank you to Jeannie Garland who did all the heavy lifting and was the creator of the silent auction. We were very lucky to have Jeannie and her experience with these events and who made the art all come together. Everything looked so professional and beautiful. We couldn’t have done this without all of you.

Thank you all! 

January 16, 2020

Fundraising Road less Traveled

Fund Raising at THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED IN NATHON - Silent Auciton!

Fund Raising at THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED IN NATHON - Silent Auciton!

Please mark the date in your calender and come show your support!

As you may know, the Dog & Cat Rescue are low on funds and whilst we just had a very successful crowdfunding campaign for our Temple and street dogs and cats, we also need to remember all our residents.

We therefore thought it would be great to bring everyone together locally and have fun around a silent auction. There will be local art for sale from which everything goes to the dogs and cats. You will also have the opportunity to donate whether you buy or not.

Please come and enjoy a drink or dinner, or both :) , at Nathon's favourite bar-restaurant, view some beautiful art and help our local furry friends.

December 29, 2019

Merry Christmas 2019

Happy Holidays

Brigitte and the DCRS Team wish everyone peaceful holidays!

December 29, 2019