The clinic and shelter grew from a tiny seed of looking for a suitable place for two dogs I’d rescued from the Phuket government dog pound. I’d been unable to rehome them, boarding them for over a year, which I could no longer afford.
I visited a local Buddhist temple to assess whether it was a suitable place for them to stay and while checking, noticed a few dogs with some health issues. I decided to treat them and started with a toolbox filled with flea powder, nail clippers and some medicines.
From there it took on a life of its own and has grown into a full-blown shelter with its own medical clinic and hospital.
The Bodhi Clinic and Shelter now cares for around 100 dogs at the temple and many off-site, at homes and places they don’t receive any, or adequate care.
Today we are an organisation that employs three fulltime staff members and we have many long-term volunteers who all love coming helping us out.