Tharinee Wipuchanin has her hands full. Many eyes train their attention on her, many mouths are howling for attention and many tails are wagging. The phones are ringing off the hook but, instead of high-risk business deals or lowbrow community gossip, there are concerned animal lovers on the line. The calls are all about cats and dogs.
Ms Tharinee is on the other end of the hotline: She is one of those who answers the calls when Brunch readers decide to help our friends in need. She is the founder of Pic-A-Pet4Home, an animal shelter in Bangkok that is among those that have featured in Brunch for more than six years. Her home office in Ratchadaphisek Soi 36 has a 300m² yard which serves as a temporary home for about 100 strays.
Since establishing the shelter in 2004, Ms Tharinee’s devotion to the animals has meant a gradual retreat from her food-testing company.
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