It has been a while since I have posted here to update our followers what I have been doing on the other side of the world. I finished up my amazing year in Australia and spent almost two weeks in Bali, Indonesia. I am now set up in Bangkok, Thailand for my last two months of traveling before I return to Denver. Since I arrived in Asia, pet homelessness is around every corner and I became obsessed with documenting it. I thought I would share my findings here with our followers and open up a window to the issue we are fighting in Colorado, but on the other side of the world. Not many of my findings are easy to look at, but I think it’s important to remember that pet homelessness is not a Denver issue, not a United States issue, but a World Wide issue. Our work feels important, but it also feels minimal when you realize how BIG the issue is. It is not the time to feel discouraged, but motivated to work harder and save more lives.
This dog I found while exploring a popular area for tourists called Seminyak. He looked well taken care of compared to a lot of the animals I found. He was laying in-between a long row of motorcycles before he relocated to relax near a busy street. This is common. Locals and tourists will step over these dogs (and cats) as they are heading to their next destination, most not blinking an eye. There are some organizations in Bali doing spay and neuter and adoption efforts. It is clear to tell the difference between dogs that have owners or a care taker and the ones making it on their own. This is an introduction to a series of posts I will post here.
I would love to hear your thoughts and feedback in the comments on this series…