New complaint against dog shelter in Buri Ram

New complaint against dog shelter in Buri Ram

The Sound of Animals dog shelter in tambon Prasat, Buri Ram's Ban Kruat district. (Photo: Surachai Piragsa)
The Sound of Animals dog shelter in tambon Prasat, Buri Ram's Ban Kruat district. (Photo: Surachai Piragsa)

BURI RAM: Local residents and former employees of The Sound of Animals, a foreign-owned shelter for homeless dogs in Ban Kruat district, on Tuesday filed a noise complaint with the provincial Damrongtham Centre.

The complainants said the shelter at Moo 1 village in tambon Prasat housed about 270 dogs and the smell, barking and howling was an annoying disturbance to daily life.

They said the shelter was set up without permission from the local administration, emitted a foul smell over the area and the noise of the dogs barking and howling in their cages was all just too much to bear.

On top of that, wastewater from the shelter had been discharged into a nearby canal, the complaint said.

The Tambon Talat Nikhom Prasat Municipality earlier this year had ordered the owner to dismantle the shelter by June 10, the complainants said. The shelter was still standing. 

The complaint was accepted by the Damrongtham Centre for consideration.

In 2019, Thai employees at the shelter complained to Ban Kruat police, alleging they had been mistreated by the French owner. They also claimed the shelter was set up without the required permission from Tambon Talat Nikhom Prasat Municipality.

They accused him of forcing them to enter the dog cages and denying them food and drink if he was not satisfied with their work.

He has <a href="https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1823974" target="_blank">denied the allegations</a>.  The case is still in court.

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