Soi Dogs in action rescuing dogs and cats in Asia
The Soi Dog Foundation is a nonprofit organisation for the welfare of dogs. Its headquarters is based in Phuket, Thailand, and it has been legally registered in the United States, Australia, France, United Kingdom, and the Netherlands. Its primary goal is to care for homeless and abused dogs in Thailand. It was established by a British couple John and Gill Dalley with the help of Margot Homburg Park in Phuket in 2003.
The foundation has saved dogs from illegal trades, particularly for meat, and tries to reduce free-ranging dog by sterilisation. Soi is a Thai word for “street”. Sterilisation program has been extended on stray cats. It gets support from international celebrities including Dame Judi Dench, Laura Carmichael and Ricky Gervais. The campaign in 2014 led to the enactment of the Prevention of Animal Cruelty and Provision of Animal Welfare Act, the first animal welfare act in Thailand.