Michael J. Baines feeds about 80 stray dogs in Chonburi, Thailand every day. The 48-year-old has been doing that for the last 5 years now. Baines provides them with a mixture of dry dog food, rice, oil, steamed fish, or chicken on his way to work, when he drives to the forest to walk his own dogs, or when he’s going back home. The man also feeds any dogs that he sees outside his restaurant.
“Especially when I see a lonely dog that does not belong to any pack, probably dumped, which is very common here”
“It costs me around 40-50 000 baht per month (around 1500 USD) not including emergency cases”
“I have helped find homes for around 30-40 dogs, not including my own 9 + 4 (the 4 stays with my ex-wife)”