Lianne just loves to watch this one when she's looking for a laugh.
Shortly after readjusting to the city life back in Chiang Mai after staying on the farm, we were off to our next endeavor. About twenty minutes out of the city is a non-profit organization, Care for Dogs, which was founded in 2006. The foundation’s objectives are numerous. Since there is an abundance of stray dogs on the streets, Care for Dogs aims to reduce this number by providing vaccinations and sterilizations, rescue dogs and provide new homes, improving the health of street dogs, fighting the dog meat trade, and educating the public about animal welfare. We saw some ill dogs in poor condition, but they were in good hands and were healing slowly, but surely. However, most of the dogs were quite happy and active. They all just needed a home and some love. Currently, about 200 dogs live the shelter either healing or awaiting adoption.
When planning our grand post-Korea travels, we knew we wanted to do some volunteering along the way. Jumping from site to site and constantly being on the go will exhaust us quickly. Being just a tourist isn’t appealing either — to better understand the environment, we wanted to immerse ourselves in it by connecting with locals and making a contribution, as much as possible and where appropriate.
Volunteering can do more harm than good sometimes, and we did a lot of reading on this topic. One quick read we recommend is the The Volunteer Traveler’s Handbook. So we try to keep all this in mind when seeking opportunities to donate our time.
That being said, we recently volunteered on an organic farm in the mountains of northern Thailand.
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