Khao Talo dog lover told to relocate 10 canines

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Da, a Soi Khao Talo woman with 10 dogs, has been told to move the animals or herself, or else she would be prosecuted.
Da, a Soi Khao Talo woman with 10 dogs, has been told to move the animals or herself, or else she would be prosecuted.

A Soi Khao Talo woman with 10 dogs has been told to move the animals or herself.

Khao Talo Community President Somkiat Dech­paiboon and Nongprue Pol. Maj. Chatchai Rakkwamchob took Pattaya public-health officers to inspect the Wannathip 5 Village home Jan. 15 following a petition from 19 neighbors who said they’ve been dealing for years with incessant barking and the smell of feces.

The homeowner, identified only as “Da”, said she is a fervent dog lover and had initially raised seven dogs, although the population has swelled. But she admitted she works a lot and is often away, leaving the dogs and the yard unattended.

However, she cannot afford to keep the dogs in a kennel and fears it would be unsafe for them anyway.

Chatchai showed Da the petition and said she must either move, relocate the dogs or find a solution that will solve the problem or else she would be prosecuted.

Da grudgingly said she might try to find a public dog shelter or new owners, but again complained that she feared for the dogs’ well-being. She coaxed officials into giving her more time, agreeing to another meeting on Jan. 23.