Rescue Paws is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of stray animals in Thailand.
From humble beginnings in 2013 as a feeding program, the organization officially came into existence during May 2014, when The Global Work & Travel Co. based in Australia and XploreAsia based in Thailand generously made funds available to erect 12 kennels and equip a small clinic with basic equipment.
Rescue Paws has since grown exponentially into a fully fledged animal relief organization, targeting the stray animal problem in the Hua Hin region of Thailand.
Through vaccinations, sterilizations, adoptions and education, we aim to stabilize and eventually reduce the stray animal population in Thailand over time.
Thailand faces an increasing challenge with the ever-growing number of stray animals living on the streets in often desperate conditions and poor health. With no official management of stray populations they reproduce at an alarming rate.
Rescue Paws is operated by a small team of full-time staff and a group of volunteers who carry out the day-to-day responsibilities. While some volunteers are trained animal care specialists, volunteer vets and vet students, others are inexperienced but passionate animal lovers seeking a unique travel abroad experience.
Based on temple grounds in the authentic Thai village of Khao Tao in the Hua Hin district just south of Bangkok, our facilities include 12 kennels, a play area and a clinic to perform surgeries.
From these premises we coordinate and conduct
sterilizations, vaccinations, parasite treatment, veterinary care and rehabilitation for abandoned, mistreated stray animals and venture out to the surrounding villages to perform fieldwork.
Rescue Paws also facilitates local and international adoptions; encourages and promotes respect for animals, animal care and animal welfare through comprehensive educational campaigns in local communities and schools; fosters local & global civic engagement by actively engaging volunteers from all across the world and developing local stakeholder participation.
Rescue Paws aims to improve the lives of animals living on the street through providing basic necessities such as food, healthcare, love and attention, and reduce their population over time through sterilizations. The organization started out with the simple goal of going around Hua Hin and giving food to hundreds of stray dogs. From its humble beginnings, the Rescue Paws operation grew to include trained volunteer vets who furthered our capabilities into providing and administering vaccinations, medication, and even surgery and rehabilitation for animals in serious need of help.
Every dog and cat is special and their lives have important value. They provide their human owners with unconditional love and loyalty. Rescue Paws’ vision is to create communities in which dogs and cats live healthy, long lives, and those who are lucky enough to have homes, are given unconditional love and loyalty by their owners. Every dog and cat should be healthy and cared for.