We have teamed up with an amazing group Phnom Penh Animal Welfare (PPAWS) in Cambodia to help curb the stray dog and cat problem that is rampant in the country.
Sadly, most strays are either caught and traded into the meat trade, hit by cars or physically beaten in the streets. PPAWS was the first animal welfare group in Cambodia, formed in 2011. They’re not only a rescue, taking in dogs needing rehabilitation and then adopt out, but they’re also a vet hospital open to the public. Part of their mission is to educate the locals on proper animal care, including programs taught at schools and in surrounding Pagodas. They also travel to poverty stricken areas outside of the city to sterilize and vaccinate residents’ pets and strays.
Once we heard about the wonderful work this organization was doing we knew we wanted to support them, especially in diminishing the stray dog and cat population as a way to fight the meat trade.
In February 2020 we sponsored our first event, a weeklong wellness retreat, where a team of vets and volunteers from PPAWS traveled to six different towns along western coast, including the island of Koh Sdach.
The dollar goes a long way in Cambodia. For as little as $1000 the team managed to spay and neuter 45 animals and provided check-ups and vaccines to 330 others.
We will be sponsoring three more events this year.
Watch the video to see team in action