Bon Jardin is a Dog Rescue charity located on the outskirts of the central province of Nakhon Nayok, 2 hours north of Bangkok and sits at the foothills of Khao Yai National Park. It is known for its beautiful rivers, waterfalls, National Parks and stunning Buddhist shrines and temples.
Agriculturally, the farm has two large rice paddies which produce biannual crops, mango groves and some small fields dedicated to growing seasonal crops. Income generated from these crops help support operational costs for the Dog Rescue and Education & Training facilities.
The street dog population in Thailand is spiraling out of control; it is estimated that there are around 8.5 million street dogs in Thailand, of which about 730,000 have been tragically abandoned on the street by their owners. Bangkok Post recently reported that this number will rise to 1 million this year due to a sharp rise in abandoned pets.
Since euthanasia is not an option in this largely Buddhist country, the main focus for tackling the exponential population growth is Spay & Neuter. Bon Jardin have invested time and resources to properly survey the local street dog population in Nakhon Nayok and are now pressing ahead with a Temple Spay & Neuter clinic, which aims to help up to 1,000 street dogs over the next 12 months through a vital mobile sterilization and rabies vaccination programme.
Wild at Heart Foundation partner with Bon Jardin to help fund this vital clinic which will bring us a step closer in achieving our mission of reducing the worlds 600 million stray dog population.