Friday, October 19, 2012

Monk's Best Friend

Thailand continues to have a large number of stray dogs despite some efforts by non-profit organizations and kind-hearted individuals to ease the problem. While some of the dogs roam the streets, many can be found in Buddhist temples. Some dog owners who can no longer care for their pets bring them to the temples with the knowledge that the monks will take care of them. I've heard of one temple in Bangkok that has literally "gone to the dogs". The monks at that compound take care of 700 canines and spend 1,500 US dollars a week feeding them.