Shelter Skelter: Horrifying Conditions at Thailand Animal Shelter Revealed (Photo List)
Tony’s Shelter, in Pattaya, Thailand, has been under fire for years from PETA and compassionate people all around the world for keeping animals in filthy conditions and failing to provide them with even basic veterinary care. Here are just a few of the animals who have suffered at the hands of Tony, a wealthy local businessperson:
A dog with at least two broken bones and who was unable to walk was left to die on the concrete floor of a pen with several other dogs. A kind-hearted visitor to the shelter tried to bring the dog to a local veterinarian, but the dog died before he could be moved from the shelter.
This dog—whose rear legs were both paralyzed—was forced to drag himself around a filthy, mud-bottomed cage.
Frequent complaints from shelter visitors have reported that puppies are sometimes eaten by starving adult dogs and that adult dogs eat the bodies of their dead companions.
This dog had a prolapsed uterus that was left untreated.
One dog had a maggot-infested wound on his or her paw.
Dogs are not separated by age, sex, size, or temperament, which leads to frequent fights and severe competition for food.
A dog with a gaping wound on his shoulder was confined to a cage with several other dogs and was apparently given no treatment for his injuries.
Even though Tony’s Shelter claims to be in desperate need of supplies, medicine that PETA took to the shelter to help alleviate the suffering of animals who were infected with mange was never used.
The vast majority of the dogs housed at Tony’s Shelter are underweight or emaciated.
Please help PETA keep the pressure on Tony’s Shelter to improve conditions immediately or close the shelter altogether by writing to your local Embassy of Thailand asking the ambassador to intervene on behalf of the animals at Tony’s immediately.
Posted by Ashley Fruno