Periodically I'll be changing the photographs on this page to focus on another part of the world I've explored.
I traveled to Thailand three times to help a struggling "animal shelter" improve the conditions for the animals in their care. The facility was not even close to being what you imagine a refuge for animals to be. It was located on the property of a Buddhist Temple, a place where people frequently drop off unwanted dogs and cats. With no spay or neuter program for the animals, of course the population continued to explode. The animals were all confined within the walls of an area about 1/3 the size of a football field. The majority of the estimated 1,200 animals were free to roam. But this meant sick, injured, newborn puppies and frightened animals suffered considerably. What we accomplished during the three trips did make a big difference, but so much more help is needed.