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Rabies outbreak in downtown Hua Hin - authorities cordon off area

 

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HUA HIN: -- The deadly disease rabies has hit downtown Hua Hin.

 

Local officials rushed to cordon off the infected area after ten people were bitten.

 

A black dog was taken in and after its brain was examined vets confirmed it had rabies.

 

Now everyone has been urged to get their dogs and cats vaccinated as health officials scurry to protect the public.

 

Busaba Choksuchart of the local council said that the authorities became concerned after ten people were bitten in the same area.

 

The area is in the Samor Rian community of Soi Phrae Phan behind Wat Hua Hin and in the market area of Chomsin Road.

 

Earlier a stray male black dog had been taken in for examination. When it died its brain was cut open to reveal the deadly disease had killed it.

 

Worried officials rushed to the concerned area with pictures of the dead dog and discovered it had been roaming all over the area.

 

Most of the people bitten had already been vaccinated. But one old woman who had been scratched on the face was immediately taken to Hua Hin hospital.

 

Busaba urged dog and cat owners to have their pets vaccinated for free, reported Daily News.

 

Source: Daily News

 
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BB1955    345

The problem in Hua Hin is far out of control . Spay and neuter is fine .But the stray dog issue there is going to call for a different approach to be effective . Those that live there know what i mean . Between the stray dogs and the trash dumps on nearly every empty lot . My time in Hua Hin was less than two months .

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Elkski    274

I say eat em.   To the amusement of native Americans the Lewis and Clark expedition loved dog meat the best.  Out of deer, elk, moose, bison, antelope.   I haven't knowingly tried it.  And some SOI and house dogs look like festering pus bags. 

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Get Real    1,445
7 hours ago, geriatrickid said:

The issue is not the soi cat/dog themselves, but the people who refuse to spay and neuter and who abandon the animals when they are no longer cute playthings, and the slime who run the puppy/kitten mills without any concern for public health.

 

The only way to prevent these  events is to  reintroduce the low cost spaying/neutering and community rabies vaccinations where all animals are vaccinated either through injection or in the use of treated bait as is done with feral populations in the bush.

 

I anticipate that some ignorant jerk will be along in  short order to advocate a wide scale  slaughter. That approach is ineffective for the simple reason that there will be new dogs and cats to take over territories  vacated by the dead animals. Keeping neutered and spayed animals where they are, controls the population down naturally and is proven effective. Vaccinating populations removes  the vectors of infection. Thailand will always have a  reservoir of infection until the irresponsible breeders are  shut down and the local somchais are kept from letting their animals  roam about when not neutered and spayed.  I don't know what it is about so many people who refuse to spay or neuter, even when foreign charities pay. There is no valid  religious basis upon which to argue against the procedure.

 

 

Just two things to do, and that´s the 2 problems.

Take care of the soi dogs or shoot them off one by one.

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johng    2,995

Any dog or cat (bear,tiger,elephant,crocodile,snake etc etc ) that is wandering around in an urban area without owner should be rounded up and sent to the pound..if after 2 months the owner or a new owner is not found then they should be humanely
"put to sleep"
At the same time owners should be required to take proper care of their animals...that includes health care and not letting them be a nuisance to the community.

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Orton Rd    1,096
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53 minutes ago, johng said:

Any dog or cat (bear,tiger,elephant,crocodile,snake etc etc ) that is wandering around in an urban area without owner should be rounded up and sent to the pound..if after 2 months the owner or a new owner is not found then they should be humanely
"put to sleep"
At the same time owners should be required to take proper care of their animals...that includes health care and not letting them be a nuisance to the community.

Not so easy as idiot do gooders stick collars on strays so they will not be carted off, there is only one cure for 4 million strays and that's killing them and burning the bodies. Offering a bounty of a few baht for every soi dog corpse brought in would soon get over any Buddhist morals. 

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Elkski    274
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My city in Utah recently I acted a no kill policy regarding dogs and cats. They used  to use a CO box hooked up to vehicle exhaust.   Maybe old school and not do humane?? The pressure just became to great by animal lovers. Maybe animal lovers stepped up  a and donated money for operations?  I  I hope my tax dollars are not paying for the new program. Most Cities here provide traps with deposit in case your having an issue.  It's legal and within your rights to live trap on your property.  There are laws regarding no wandering pets including cats.  But if you trap  a a cat you are seen like a criminal.  Most pets here are chipped so the owners get a call and pay the hotel  a fine and go home.  Most pets have tags and shots. Rabies outbreaks are so 3 Rd World but I can't see this preventing tourists.  Dog bites are something that people think won't happen to them.  But in my 72 days in Thailand I can see dogs are a big problem.  Dogs running rough shod inside beach  side resorts because the resort has no options.  SOI dogs charging me and my partner causing the scooter to crash breaking some ladies  plant pottery and injuring my partners foot and leg.   SOI dogs charging out of open house gates with unknown outcomes by me.  A man should be able to walk in peace.  I see many  people carry sticks. Dogs crossing or laying in the roads. How many crashes, how much property damage and injuries have they caused?

The new procedure in my city is to catch, make infertile and release back to the same spot.   If you think about this it means that if done to a high enough percentage the population will just crash in a  few  dog generations. Meanwhile the released animals consume the food supply preventing new animals from moving in. I think the results will be the same.  It just takes longer and costs more than extermination. The monks should just proclaim they are a health food and open season.  

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Elkski    274
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I should add that I had dogs as a kid and a black lab hunting dog a few years ago.  It was sad when I had to have it put down.  At the insistence of a neighbor. After a family BBQ and his autistic son was bitten in the face. His son bitten as  he approached my dog with his teeth barred as they always were.  I didnt see it but his sister did. My dog was chewing on a bone.  I had removed all dog toys and the dog was in her kennel for the first hours but after dinner and proper introduction's I let the dog out.  She was just in her favorite spot chewing on a bone.   After this incident I kept her in the kennel and wouldn't let wife or kids have any contact with her  I looked for help in groups like Lab rescue but they have a no bite policy.  Two trainers told me they could take my 500$ for training but we would just never know.  Like a time bomb.  It was a very sad episode for me and my family.  

 

I just wanted to say this so my eat the dog solution above would not be taken out of context.   

All these mangy dogs In Thailand is a problem that needs addressed.   I see so many who have been hit by a car or bitten in fights open and have open wounds.  

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