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SOI DOG FOUNDATION USA

Saving Asia's Dogs and Cats

aka Soi Dog Foundation   |   Houston, TX   |  www.soidog.org

Mission

Soi Dog Foundation USA Supports the public education, animal protection and animal welfare programs of the Soi Dog Foundation based in Thailand. The purpose of Soi Dog Foundation USA is to provide information and education to the American public on the plight of animals in and around Thailand and the efforts of the Soi Dog Foundation to prevent and eliminate animal cruelty, provide medical care, sterilization (spay and neuter) and support the Foundation's other animal care projects. In addition to providing information and education, Soi Dog Foundation USA solicits financial donations from the American public that are forwarded to Soi Dog Foundation Thailand in support of their mission.The mission of Soi Dog Thailand is providing for, and promoting animal welfare.

Ruling year info

2011

Executive Director

Janis Rosenthal

Main address

1321 Upland Drive Suite 3905

Houston, TX 77043 USA

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EIN

27-1600444

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

CNVR (Catch, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return)

Sterilization and vaccination

Population(s) Served
Adults

Ending the barbaric and inhumane dog and cat meat trade in Asia through media and awareness campaigns, slaughterhouse closures, surveillance and intel operations, raids of illegal trading activity, rescue and re-homing of affected animals, and cooperation with local law enforcement and government organizations.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Soi Dog provides urgent medical treatment to stray animals. Dogs and cats are treated in situ in the community, at it's dog and cat hospitals in Phuket, at it's treatment clinic in Bangkok, or on any one of it's various mobile CNVR (Catch, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return) clinics across the country.

Population(s) Served

An education program for schoolchildren starting at primary school age with the aim of integrating the program into the schools curriculum in Thailand.

An important component of the Soi Dog humane education program is the teaching of the 'Five Freedoms' from the Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare (UDAW). Conceived in 2000, UDAW is a proposed agreement to recognize that animals are sentient beings, to prevent cruelty and reduce suffering, and to promote the improving of the welfare standards of all animals, including companion animals.

The program reaches over 10,000 students every year.

Population(s) Served

The community outreach program sees three teams travelling around Southern Thailand to places where street dogs and cats congregate, typically temples and beaches, providing the basic medical care they need and teaching the carers and feeders of community animals how to administer basic first aid to dogs and cats, and how to identify signs of sickness and injury.

Over 14,000 stray and community animals benefit from the program each year.

Population(s) Served

Initiating fast and effective action to save dogs and cats from natural or man-made disasters. In 2022, animals outside of Asia were helped for the first time in Soi Dog's history when assistance was provided to refugees and their pets, and thousands of stray and abandoned animals affected by the war in Ukraine.

Population(s) Served

Finding new homes in Thailand and around the world for hundreds of former stray dogs and cats every year. The Soi Dog adoption program is one of the most comprehensive in terms of pre and post-adoption advice and support.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animals vaccinated and sterilised.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

CNVR (Catch, Neuter, Vaccinate, Return)

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Thailand has an approx 10 million homeless dogs & cats. Soi Dog's CNVR program is the largest in the world, and CNVR is proven to be the most humane & sustainable solution to managing the population.

Number of stray animals provided with urgent medical treatment

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Rescue & Treatment

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Soi Dog provides urgent medical treatment to stray animals at it's dog and cat hospitals in Phuket, it's clinic in Bangkok, on it's community programme & at any of it's mobile clinics across Thailand.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To eliminate the suffering of street dogs and cats in Asia and beyond, through rescue, treatment, spay/neuter, vaccination, sheltering and adoption, and campaigning to end the dog meat trade in Asia.

Our strategies include the largest sterilization and vaccination program in the world (over 1,000,000 animals spayed/neutered to date), medical treatment for abused and abandoned street animals, and emergency help during natural disasters. Our founder worked with the Thai government to enact the first-ever animal welfare law in Thailand. This law enabled Soi Dog to end the dog meat trade in Thailand. We are now engaged in campaigns to end the trade in Vietnam, Cambodia and South Korea.

We operate a sanctuary for sick and injured street dogs and cats in Phuket, Thailand, which now houses over 1800 animals. Our state-of-the-art dog and cat hospitals are a lifeline for thousands of abused and abandoned street animals. We run on-going sterilization and vaccination programs in Bangkok, Phuket, and various other provinces and islands. Our team includes vets, vets assistants, dog catchers, animal carers, laboratory technicians and physiotherapists. Our Emergency Response Team has distributed hundreds of tons of dog and cat food to local street animal feeders who are caring for animals who used to depend on the hotels and restaurants as a food source.

To date, we have sterilized and vaccinated over 1,000,000 street dogs and cats in Thailand. As a result of this massive program, Phuket is the only province in Thailand which was declared officially rabies-free by the Thai government a few years ago. Additionally, the number of street dogs in Phuket has been reduced from around 70,000 in 2003 when Soi Dog was established, to around 7,000 in 2024. The focus of our future work is continuing our mass sterilization and vaccination program in Bangkok, home to hundreds of thousands of street dogs. We are also engaged in projects to end the dog meat trade in Vietnam, Cambodia and South Korea.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

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SOI DOG FOUNDATION USA

Board of directors
as of 02/04/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Janis Rosenthal

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Janis Rosenthal

Elizabeth Neubrand

Annie Keeney

Peter Fitzgerald

John Higgs

Alex Hesterberg

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/2/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data