Another abandoned dog dropped off at the temple :(
It isn't really that uncommon and it probably happened much more than we presumed it did before we started monitoring every single dog at the Tiger Cave Temple. This new addition wasn't actually caught by the monks and was discovered by me.
The bad news is that she was clearly abandoned by her owners. The good news is that she is extremely young and probably didn't have much of a chance to get overly attached to them. Since she is alone, and dogs are very rarely alone if left to their own devices, I am guessing this was a situation of someone's dog having puppies, the people in the neighborhood oooohing and aaahing at how cute puppies are, and then the owner of the mother dog just gave all the pups away. This is very cruel to the mother and initially, to the pups. What is worse is that in this situation in Thailand, almost always the new owners are not at all up to the task of raising a puppy and they end up leaving it.
Well, I am not going to let that happen to the dog that I have named "Nong Dang" which means "little red" in Thai. I don't really have space for another dog on my property but I've decided that I am going to look after her since adoptions are very unlikely at this particular point in time. I will first have her sterilized and vaccinated though, and she may not be old enough for both of those yet. We'll need to ask the vet about this.
I can't imagine what would bring someone to abandon a little cutie like this but that is exactly what has been done. It's ok Nong Dang, we'll look after you.
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