Updated: Dec 19, 2020
TVT (transmissible venereal tumor) is a serious problem for dogs on Koh Lipe.
At the beginning of 2017 nearly 10% of Koh Lipe's dog population was infected with TVT.
Proper medical care is crucial o avoid the disease being spread on to others and to ease the suffering of the infected animals. The healing chances of the affected animals are very good with consequent treatment even though this terrible disease gives us a horrific sight.
Since 2017 we have set up multiple series of TVT treatment on Koh Lipe with very significant results. 41 dogs received treatment during the period of 2017 to 2019 and all of them recovered from the disease. Furthermore we were able to reduce the numbers of infected dogs to approx. 1% of the total population.
This tremendous success shows clearly what can be achieved by dedication and serious efforts.
Our heartfelt thanks goes to our volunteers who dedicated their time, to the local businesses who supported us with food & beverages and accommodation and to our supporters who donated for this cause.
The problem is not completely solved yet but it was a huge step that has definitely improved the living conditions of Koh Lipe's strays.
We continue on solving the problem with the TVT infections on a long term base along with our other programs such as frequent spay/neuter clinics, medical care, vaccinations, tick & flee prevention and regular feeding.
We rely on donations to continue our work of helping the strays on Koh Lipe.
Please support our project and donate today: https://www.help4strays.org/donate
Learn more about our work: https://www.facebook.com/HalfwayHouse.ch or www.help4strays.org
THANKS SO MUCH to all of you who are supporting our work by donating, volunteering and sharing! Our work for the strays in need would never be possible without you!