Thai Man Feeds 80 Stray Dogs Every Day!

13 Jun

(Names And Details May Have Been Changed To Protect Privacy)

What is a hero?

To many, a hero is the baseball player who hits a game-winning home run or someone who takes a public stand for a just cause, regardless of the impact it has on their career or livelihood.

But, there are many heroes you’ve probably never heard of because they do not seek notoriety—they simply help others because it’s just the right thing to do.

Michael Baines is one of these heroes.

Here is his story…

Michael owns a restaurant in Thailand, and he got used to seeing the countless abandoned and stray dogs that lived on the streets. For a while, Michael, like most people, just ignored them.

Then about five years ago, everything changed.

That’s when a pregnant stray dog made her way to the back of his restaurant. Michael knew he had to do something, so he began taking care of her. He connected with the animal and from that moment on, decided he was going to make a difference in the lives of the stray and abandoned dogs in his town.

He could no longer just walk by a suffering dog anymore without doing something to help so he started feeding the strays he came across and soon enough, he was feeding 80 per day. Yes, that’s 80 dogs every day.
Michael makes a mixture of dry dog food, white rice, steamed fish, and oil and makes numerous stops around town to feed the dogs he finds. As you can imagine, this is not only time-consuming, but it’s also costly.

It costs about $1,000 USD per month to feed this many dogs. Michael does get some help in the form of donations from some of the locals, but he also pays part of the bill out of his own pocket.

Baines has many supporters, and oddly enough, he also has some who are opposed to what he is doing as if helping the starving dogs in the streets is only exacerbating the problem of stray dogs in the area.
He is quite candid about why this problem exists in the first place. He says it’s not the dog’s fault one bit but it is some of the people in his own community who are 100% responsible.

All these poor dogs are out there suffering because they were once pets that for whatever reason, lost their home. Maybe they got out and their owners never found them (or looked). Or maybe they were abused and ran off. Or maybe they were discarded for no longer being a cute puppy.
Sure, everyone has a great excuse, but in reality, there are no excuses. These are living things that deserve better.

Worse, many of these abandoned dogs were not spayed or neutered. So now they breed in the streets, creating more dogs without a home.
Michael notes, “It is a nice ‘job’ but sometimes very emotional and frustrating, as you see many dogs that is in very bad shape. I do this from my heart and the payment is to meet these lovely dogs and feel their love. That is priceless and worthwhile.”

While some may brush off Michael’s effort as futile given the number of stray dogs roaming the streets in his town alone, he says, “Even if I cannot save them all, I think: for just that single dog I helped—I did [make] a change.”

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