Activity Report – April 2019 
Our sterilization project entered the ninth month of operation and surpassed the monthly target of 100 sterilizations by 95 cases. The number of dogs sterilized and brought back to their habitat reached 1,995 at the end of the month.

The building of the shelter fence is complete and a treatment room, a storeroom and a bathroom for the dogs are being built together with three spacious kennels. Seven smaller Salas and a large one have been set up into four sections of the shelter. I'm now at the shelter for several hours on a daily basis observing the completion of the interior and looking after 65 dogs I'm keeping there. Twice a week, I'm still looking after 27 dogs at Wat Amparahm in Baan Amphur.
Activity Report – March 2019
Our sterilization project entered the eighth month of operation and surpassed the monthly target of 100 sterilizations by 192 cases. The number of dogs sterilized and brought back to their habitat reached 1,800 at the end of the month.

After all “my” dogs have now been relocated to Takhiantia Shelter, I am going to see them there every day. The shelter grounds—an area of about 10,000 sqm—is huge and has to be thoroughly cleaned from garbage and feces of 200 dogs.

At the end of the month, Meow and I decided to separate our dogs. Meow assigned me a 1,750 sqm piece of land where the solid dog house was built on. Currently, a metal sheet fence is being built to keep Meow’s dogs apart from mine.
Activity Report – February 2019
Our sterilization project entered the seventh month of operation and surpassed the monthly target of 100 sterilizations by 132 cases. The number of dogs sterilized and brought back to their habitat reached 1,508 at the end of the month.

I took in Kenzo, who is Kito's brother.  Kenzo is very frail and would probably not have survived at his place.  As I was made aware later, that place is parvo virus contaminated. Three pups from that place succumbed to the virus. I also took in Kyra to treat her for blood parasites. Joe, the dog whose tail had been cut off with a machete and who fully recovered from the injury, suffered a seizure. That, however, was probably an isolated incident.

At the end of the month, I vacated House Nongkraborg and moved into an apartment closer to Takhientia shelter.  I moved all my dogs into the shelter, except for the ones I'm looking after at Wat Amparahm. The main reason for change of residence is to support Meow on a daily basis running the shelter.
Activity Report – January 2019
Our sterilization project entered the sixth month of operation and surpassed the monthly target of 100 sterilizations by 176 cases. The number of dogs sterilized and brought back to their habitat reached 1,276 at the end of the month.  After a Soi Dog Foundation (SDF) team inspected the project on the ground, funds to cover the costs for a further 1,000 sterilizations were granted.  Another evaluation will take place in June. As a precondition to grant funds beyond June, a survey has to be carried out to determine the number of strays living in Pattaya.

Since some dogs were jumping over or breaking through the makeshift fences of the Takhientia shelter, I had to take Lena, Elly, and Bonnie—the notorious ones—into my house.  I also had to take in Nimnim, Kylie, Asa, Lahn, and Anna.  Nimnim is suffering from blood parasites; Kylie and Asa are suffering from a combination of a bacterial and fungal skin infection.  Lahn was hit by a car and broke her left hind leg.  She had to undergo surgery.  Anna is suffering from epilepsy and needs special care.

I also took in Kito. I found this four month old pup in a very bad condition on a waste ground, where a bunch of dogs are living and being looked after by a friendly Thai person.  Kito is a distemper survivor and is suffering from neurological impairments and brain damage. Joe’s tail wound has now finally been healed. The dogs at Wat Amparahm are fine; I even found a sponsor for Prince.
Activity Report – December 2018
Our sterilization project entered the fifth month of operation and surpassed the monthly target of 100 sterilizations by 103 cases. The number of dogs sterilized and brought back to their habitat reached exactly 1,000 at the end of the year 2018. Funds to cover the costs for further sterilizations are guaranteed by Soi Dog Foundation (SDF) until January 31, 2019. In January, SDF will evaluate the project's performance and its impact on Pattaya's stray population. After a SDF team's visit at Dr. Kwanchai's Silverlake clinic, a decision will be taken whether the project is going to be funded for the year 2019 as well.

While taking dogs to be sterilized, we stumbled upon a place with dozens of cats. Twenty-eight of them could be sterilized as well. Funds to cover the costs were provided by Michael J. Baines.
Felix, Bessie and Tommy are back to Takhientia. The treatment of Felix's conjunctivitis is complete. Bessie is not coughing anymore, and Tommy can walk again, albeit only on three legs. The radial nerve on his left front leg is irreparably damaged. Joe's tail wound was not healing. A revision surgery was inevitable. Joe is now recovering in House Nongkraborg.

With Tara, Adrian, Max, Bliss, Daisy, Joe, Merlin and Edda, I now have just eight dogs living with me. When it was really stressful having to look after 24 dogs close to me the previous months, it's now a joy having the dogs around me. It's not the dogs as such or certain dogs which can make life difficult, it's just the number of dogs above a certain limit which can be tough to cope with.
Activity Report – November 2018
Our sterilization project entered the fourth month of operation and surpassed the monthly target of 100 sterilizations by 123 cases. The number of dogs being sterilized and brought back to their habitat reached 797 at the end of the month.

At the end of the month, the Takhientia shelter was fully operating. All dogs, except for few, had been relocated from Thepprasit shelter. The 25 dogs from Baan Amphur shelter were relocated to Takhienta shelter as well. I handed over the shelter to Dr. Kwanchai who is it now operating with the help of Khun Bua, my former caretaker of the shelter. Almost all the dogs, which I have been keeping in House Nongkraborg, are also now living at Takhientia shelter. Altogether about 130 dogs are now sharing that place. Next month I'll have the exact number available after having entered the data of all dogs into the database. Unfortunately, four of the dogs I took to Takhientia disappeared as soon as they were released out of their cages.

The whole area of 11 Rai (17,600 sqm) is now fenced in.  A 500 meter long power connection has been established; water still has to be delivered by a tanker truck. The main structure of a 102 sq. meter dog house has been almost completed. It will mainly be used as rain and sun shelter. However, a part of the facility is going to serve as a treatment room, as a quarantine station, and as a relaxation room as soon as funds are available to realize that vision.

I took in Felix and Tommy. Felix is suffering from conjunctivitis and requires treatment three times a day and Tommy has been hit by a motorbike. He suffers from a bone splintering at his left hind leg and from a damaged radial nerve at his left shoulder. He cannot stand up and probably requires treatment for a couple of weeks.
Activity Report – October 2018
Our sterilization project entered the third month of operation and surpassed the monthly target of 100 sterilizations by 151 cases. The number of dogs being sterilized and brought back to their habitat reached 574 at the end of the month.

Meow continued to prepare Takhientia shelter moving cages and makeshift rain shelters from her Thepprasit shelter to the new place. A decent, spacious dog house has to be built. Money to do that is not available and has to be raised.

Meow relocated more than 50 dogs from Thepprasit shelter during the whole month of October. They fitted in quite nicely because the setting is similar to the one they were used to living in. A makeshift fence made out of corrugated iron sheets was built to separate the shelter area from a small road along the shelter.

Several pups have been dumped at the shelter. Meow took them all into her care. Some of them didn't survive because of distemper infection. The other ones have been vaccinated together with dozens more dogs that needed booster shots.

I had to take two puppies into House Nongkraborg. Their mother and their two siblings died at a hotel area. They still had to be bottle-fed for the first couple of days, but adjusted after a week. The adult dogs in the house accepted them.