Animal Rescue Cambodia

Animal Rescue Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Animal Rescue Cambodia is a non-profit organization that works tirelessly to end suffering for dogs and cats on the streets of Cambodia.

We are committed to sustainable and long-lasting change in Cambodia, and work closely with local communities.

Our approach includes neutering, outreach and education to improve the quality of veterinary care.

Animal Rescue Cambodia is a non-profit organization that works tirelessly to end suffering for dogs and cats on the streets of Cambodia.

We are committed to sustainable and long-lasting change in Cambodia, and work closely with local communities.

Our approach includes neutering, outreach and education to improve the quality of veterinary care.

The Issues

Animal welfare is still at its infancy in Cambodia. Animals are often considered as a nuisance, food, or as property. There is a lack of knowledge and understanding about how to care for animals, and consequently there are high rates of abuse and neglect, and dogs and cats are often sold for meat.

What We Do

Creating Sustainable Animal Welfare

Our mission is to create sustainable animal welfare in Cambodia, and end suffering for Cambodian street cats and dogs.

We are committed to sustainable and long-lasting change in Cambodia, and work closely with local communities.

Our approach:

  • tackling overpopulation through neutering programs,
  • educating local communities and schools about animal welfare, and
  • improving the quality of veterinary care through training.

Changing human behavior is the key to our motivation, as it is the only way to truly improve the future of Cambodian street animals.

The Issues

Animal welfare is still at its infancy in Cambodia. Animals are often considered as a nuisance, food, or as property. There is a lack of knowledge and understanding about how to care for animals, and consequently there are high rates of abuse and neglect, and dogs and cats are often sold for meat.

 

What We Do

Creating Sustainable Animal Welfare

Our mission is to create sustainable animal welfare in Cambodia, and end suffering for Cambodian street cats and dogs.

We are committed to sustainable and long-lasting change in Cambodia, and work closely with local communities.

Our approach:

  • tackling overpopulation through neutering programs,
  • educating local communities and schools about animal welfare, and
  • improving the quality of veterinary care through training.

Changing human behavior is the key to our motivation, as it is the only way to truly improve the future of Cambodian street animals.

Tackling Overpopulation

Stray animals dominate Cambodia’s streets, and the problem continues to rise. Local communities are often unable to care for the animals. This allows diseases to spread easily and enables the trend to sell animals to the cruel and barbaric cat & dog meat trade.

To effectively address overpopulation, we operate a sustainable spay/neuter program in targeted areas of Phnom Penh. We do this in close participation with the local community, to ensure that we gain their support for spaying and neutering, and ultimately caring for the animals in their streets.

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Ending the Cat & Dog Meat Trade

Recently, ARC has reached a milestone in the fight against the cat & dog meat trade in Cambodia. Our extensive discussions with the Deputy Governor of Siem Reap – the dog meat hot spot in the Kingdom – have paid off!

On 6 July 2020, the Siem Reap Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestries and Fisheries officially banned the slaughter and trading of dogs for meat in Siem Reap! We are thrilled about this achievement and motivated to continue our lobby work to achieve the same results across the rest of Cambodia.

This first-ever study on the dog meat trade in Cambodia (English), which we conducted in partnership with FOUR PAWS International in 2019, was the basis for this successful discussion.

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Ending the Cat & Dog Meat Trade

Recently, ARC has reached a milestone in the fight against the cat & dog meat trade in Cambodia. Our extensive discussions with the Deputy Governor of Siem Reap – the dog meat hot spot in the Kingdom – have paid off!

On 6 July 2020, the Siem Reap Provincial Department of Agriculture, Forestries and Fisheries officially banned the slaughter and trading of dogs for meat in Siem Reap! We are thrilled about this achievement and motivated to continue our lobby work to achieve the same results across the rest of Cambodia.

This first-ever study on the dog meat trade in Cambodia (English), which we conducted in partnership with FOUR PAWS International in 2019, was the basis for this successful discussion.

Improving the Quality of Veterinary Care

In Cambodia, aspiring veterinarians study for four years at the University of Agriculture, to receive their full qualification. The degree concentrates primarily on the care of livestock including cows, pigs and buffalo, and little is taught about dogs and cats. There are few practical lessons and we find that even after graduating, students are not able to perform simple procedures or operations.

In order to increase the standard, we train local veterinary staff by employing them alongside an experienced expatriate vet, who teaches and guides them. In the future we hope to work more closely with the university, to improve the standard of veterinary care outside of just our centre

Improving the Quality of Veterinary Care

In Cambodia, aspiring veterinarians study for four years at the University of Agriculture, to receive their full qualification. The degree concentrates primarily on the care of livestock including cows, pigs and buffalo, and little is taught about dogs and cats. There are few practical lessons and we find that even after graduating, students are not able to perform simple procedures or operations.

In order to increase the standard, we train local veterinary staff by employing them alongside an experienced expatriate vet, who teaches and guides them. In the future we hope to work more closely with the university, to improve the standard of veterinary care outside of just our centre

Finding Homes for the Forgotten

While on outreach missions to pagodas and communities, we often come across animals that require immediate veterinary care.  We take responsibility to rehabilitate each animal and ideally release them back to the community.

Where this is not possible, for health or other reasons, we try to find a foster home and hopefully, adopt them into a forever home.

If you interested in adopting or fostering a rescued animal, meet them all here.

Finding Homes for the Forgotten

While on outreach missions to pagodas and communities, we often come across animals that require immediate veterinary care.  We take responsibility to rehabilitate each animal and ideally release them back to the community.

Where this is not possible, for health or other reasons, we try to find a foster home and hopefully, adopt them into a forever home.

If you interested in adopting or fostering a rescued animal, meet them all here.

Our Impact

Since Animal Rescue Cambodia was established in 2016, we have rescued, treated, and rehabilitated more than 11,000 animals!

  • 2,232 animals neutered/ spayed
  • 10,523 vaccinations administered (rabies, other diseases)
  • 217 animals adopted into forever homes

Our Story

It all began in 2016 when our founder, Tina Mayr, spotted a terribly neglected dog living within the grounds of a high school in Phnom Penh. He was suffering from several health issues and had difficulty walking, as his fur had grown uncontrollably due to years of neglect.

Tina was truly shocked, not only by his appearance, but also by the indifference of the students and their unwillingness to help the dog. She reached out to local clinics in Cambodia but the scale of the problem far overwhelmed their capacity.

Through this experience, Tina was inspired to establish Animal Rescue Cambodia, and since then we operate under the following principle:

“I used to say: ‘Somebody should do something about that.’ Then I realized, I am somebody.”

The dog, Henry, had a full recovery and is now our resident and an honorary Animal Rescue Cambodia ‘ambassadog’.

 

Our Impact

Since Animal Rescue Cambodia was established in 2016, we have rescued, treated, and rehabilitated more than 11,000 animals!

  • 2,232 animals neutered/ spayed
  • 10,523 vaccinations administered (rabies, other diseases)
  • 217 animals adopted into forever homes

Our Story

It all began in 2016 when our founder, Tina Mayr, spotted a terribly neglected dog living within the grounds of a high school in Phnom Penh. He was suffering from several health issues and had difficulty walking, as his fur had grown uncontrollably due to years of neglect.

Tina was truly shocked, not only by his appearance, but also by the indifference of the students and their unwillingness to help the dog. She reached out to local clinics in Cambodia but the scale of the problem far overwhelmed their capacity.

Through this experience, Tina was inspired to establish Animal Rescue Cambodia, and since then we operate under the following principle:

“I used to say: ‘Somebody should do something about that.’ Then I realized, I am somebody.”

The dog, Henry, had a full recovery and is now our resident and an honorary Animal Rescue Cambodia ‘ambassadog’.

Animal Rescue Cambodia’s Wallet Address & QR Code:

0x590A2AA946DCb652D0276b98a0aA886E413Eb55a

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Animal Rescue Cambodia’s Wallet Address & QR Code:

0x590A2AA946DCb652D0276b98a0aA886E413Eb55a

Currencies Accepted

CaliCoin accepted currencies

Reminder: This address is only for Ethereum (ETH) and ERC-20 tokens CaliCoin (CALI) and USD-Tether (USDT). For the safety of your funds, please confirm again that the network you wish to send with is ETH.