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.