Costa Rica: SNIP is up and running

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By Carla Ferraro, Founder and Director of SNIP

I´m excited to share some really good news with you.  For the past few months I have been hard at work setting up a new organization with a proprietary spay and neuter protocol that can be replicated in many communities in the developing world.

This organization is called SNIP: Spay Neuter International Project.

The main objective is to provide training and financial aid for mass, low-cost spay and neuter clinics as well as educational programs aimed at communities in developing nations.  The need is urgent: there are thousands of communities without access to veterinary care and low-cost spay and neuter programs, resulting in thousands of animals breeding, living and dying in deplorable conditions.

Please visit our website and “Like” us on Facebook under SnipFoundation.

Thanks again for your interest and support: together we can change the destiny of millions of animals, focusing our efforts on prevention, rescue and adoption.

Photo: Courtesy of SNIP

To visit SNIP’s website, click here.


To visit SNIP’s Facebook page, click here.


Merry Chirstmas from Soi Dog Foundation




From John Dalley



A very merry Christmas from Noddy, Sweet Pea and everyone at Soi Dog! Noddy (on the right) and Sweet Pea (napping!) were both rescued from the Bangkok floods of 2011 and will be spending Christmas in the UK with their adopters Jason and Kookie.

Sweet Pea was very ill and almost died. She spent two weeks in Bangkok’s Thong Lor Animal Hospital in an oxygen chamber. She flew back to Soi Dog’s shelter in Phuket with volunteers Derek and Cindy after their month long stay volunteering in the flood relief. Noddy was also very ill when found with pneumonia and blood parasites. Noddy earned his name by nodding off in Cindy’s hands.


Originally Jason and Kookie were only adopting Noddy, however when looking at photos of Noddy they noticed a little black and white paw in the background. This was Sweet Pea! As they were being looked after together Jason and Kookie thought it would be a good idea to adopt Sweet Pea also so they could have some companionship. This turned out to be a good decision as the two are now inseparable.


Many thanks to Soi Dog’s supporters across the world for your ongoing support in saving dogs like Noddy and Sweet Pea. Happy endings like this are only possible because of you.


From everyone at Soi Dog may we wish you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and all the best in the new year!


John Dalley