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Puppies Department

Das zukuenftige Hundeparadies. Der Bagger ebnet die Zufahrt zum Land. Brigitte vor den ersten Metern der Mauer (14.10.02) Die ersten grossen Hundehuetten entstehen Don spielt mit den Hunden Pong versorgt die Hunde Olivia verteilt Streicheleinheiten Das Haus mit 2 Wohnraeumen, Bad, OP, Lagerraum und offener Kueche The open kitchen The new operationroom




On 3 May 2002 it finally worked out! Our president, Khun Theerasud Chaichalremwong, purchased the land (7,200 square meters) for DRCS at a cost of 785,000 Baht (almost 20,000 Euro). The money to build the new dog shelter was collected by Silvana Ruh in Switzerland, and all animals which cannot be taken back after castration or medical treatment are given a permanent place to stay at DRCS. The land is located in the southern part of the island in Ban Taling Ngam. As you can see on the picture to the left not happened quickly for a few months In Thailand>, every thing takes time and you have to apply other standards, otherwise you will never feel at home. Things finally got started and the excavator arrived and, on 1 October 2002, we finally started the construction. 30 large palm trees were felled and removed and, over the forthcoming weeks, a 500 meter long wall was constructed with more building work still outstanding.

Help us to do this by donating 1 metre of wall for 25 Euro!

Help us to build the wall for the dog shelter.

Later we will put your name on the wall.

HERE  you can see our current sponsors!

On 15 November 2002, the first enclosure for the dogs was ready! An area of 1400 m² was walled off with double doors. Huts for the dogs have been erected with 60 bamboo benches. On 20 November 2002, we moved the first 22 dogs to the new premises. We did this with the help of our dog friends, Dany and Farid from DIVEPOINT (Go diving with DIVEPOINT!) The dogs settled down nicely and the rest of the healthy dogs were gradually moved there. The dogs get fed every morning and afternoon and receive regular health checks. On 1 April 2003, exactly 4 years after the founding of DRCS, the animal shelter at Ban Taling Ngam was opened. The house and surrounding area are also completed as you can see on the pictures to the left.

The house is 20 metres long and 4 metres wide. We have a living room (4 x 4 metres), bedroom (3 x 4 metres), operation room (4 x 4 metres), storeroom (4 x 4 metres), and a bathroom (2 x 4 metres). We also have an outside kitchen in which we sit with visitors and helpers. Come and have a look at the shelter! We also created two walled enclosures about 800 m2 each, one of which was used to shelter many puppies and female dogs. A third enclosure was for the dogs which only stay with us temporarily after castration or other operations. Olivia moved into the house on 15 April 2003, and took care of the feeding and cleaning of the dogs. She lived there for one year before moving back to Switzerland. Since then, the vet has resided there. During the times we do not have a vet (unfortunately that happens often), Rid lives there. Rid is one of our helpers who lives in Ban Taling Ngam.


The open kitchen

The picture below shows Silvana from Switzerland on a part of the wall that has already been painted. Silvana donated the money for the land. Without her help it would not have been possible for DRCS to have achieved so much. Many thanks to Silvana.

There is still a lot of remaining wall that can be purchased for 25 Euros a meter. We will write your name or whatever you want on the wall (in Thai too)! If you are on Samui, you can do it yourself! It's never too late to sponsor a meter of our wall. Genevieve from the USA spent many hours beautifying our wall with paintings of our dogs and cats.

HERE  you can see our current sponsors!

Einzelboxen für die Hunde, die zur Sterilisation/Kastration bei uns sind

We continued with our construction projects (depending on the amount of money we had available) and currently have ten large enclosures for the dogs. Seven of those are enclosed by walls and three by fences. The dogs prefer the ones with the fences because they can get more easily in contact with visitors. Most of the dogs settle down well in the large enclosures. Unfortunately adoptions on the island do not happen often. The Thais prefer poodles or white dogs. We have built more single cages. Up until the end of 2005, we had 44 single cages for post-operative dogs. These are also the temporary lodgings for dogs with large wounds or very sick dogs. Recently, we constructed some double cages (180 cm by 150 cm) and up to three dogs can easily fit in these. The cages are constantly occupied. When money allows, we will build more cages.




Many animal welfare groups in Thailand and other parts of the World throw the animals back out to the street after one day. This means for many of them a slow and painful death! Dogs and cats are unaware that they will die for sure if they remove their stitches themselves. The mass neutering events executed by many organizations with the help of foreign veterinarians do not make any sense to me because all that counts is the number of castrations, but what good does it do if 100 animals are castrated in one day and many of them die afterwards because the proper care afterwards (for at least one week) is missing. Whenever I hear about such mass neutering events, I become sad as I know from experience how stupid dogs and cats can be. The people who do this to the animals, are just as stupid and they do not realize how much suffering they can cause by their well-intended neutering. I have seen wounds infested with maggots after castrations and I know what I am talking about. The animals are slowly killed by the infections caused by the maggots! You can imagine how painful this must be for the dogs and cats. Animal welfare groups that execute such mass castrations, are even proud of what they do to the poor animals!  

The main thing is that the statistics sound good!

The entrance is always well guarded

We have 50 single boxes for sick dogs or the dogs staying with us for one week after the sterilization/castration


That's how the shelter looks 2013

The house is 20 metres long and 4 metres wide. We have a living room (4 x 4 metres), bedroom (3 x 4 metres), operation room (4 x 4 metres), storeroom (4 x 4 metres), and a bathroom (2 x 4 metres). We also have an outside kitchen
Cat house

Puppy house


Operation room - here we do 6 sterilizations every day
Outside compound
Outside compound


Fish party everyday 23:00

One day in the Puppy house in our big shelter in Baan Taling Ngam

One day in the entrance area in the Dog and Cat Rescue shelter in Baan Taling Ngam



Medical treatment in the VID -Compounds (Very Importand Dogs)

Snake alarm in the shelter

Vaccination day in the shelter (Conpound 8) PART 1

Vaccination day in the shelter (Conpound 8) PART 2

Medical treatment in compound 8

Grooming Filtzi

Our cat house in Baan Taling Ngam



Nick beim Ausschachten Der Pool nimmt erste Formen an Nach 5 Wochen harter Arbeit ist der Pool fast fertig Die ersten Schwimmer


In May 2003, Kirsche and Nick from UK came to visit us to help out for a couple of days; they stayed for five weeks! They had so much fun, they decided to build a swimming pool for the dogs. We have three compounds at the big animal shelter and the swimming pool was put in the biggest one (1,200 sq.m.) where we have the largest and strongest dogs.

Nick and Kirsche worked extremely hard on the swimming pool. The ground is very stony and, as the drain was being constructed, a large stone blocked the way so another drain had to be constructed. Because that took extra time, Nick and Kirsche had to go home.

However, Rob from Ireland and Steffen from Germany finished off the roof and are just about to seal the pool so we can fill it with water. As usual, all our volunteers had a great time working at the shelter, surrounded by all the dogs.

Installation of the posts for the roof of the pool (note the dogs are helping as usual)