LETTERS FROM READERS


Hi Pattaya Trader – Thank you for an always very interesting read. Is there any way you could publish this – I would dearly like to help the Mabprachan Animal shelter – I know they are not the only ones looking after stay and abandoned animals, but they have my undying gratitude for the way they helped me


Yours very sincerely, Rick Walton Soi 11 Thappraya Road Jomtien 0892 465 210

I have just met a dynamic duo, Derek and Mali Doyle who run the Mabprachan Animal Shelter, look the shelter up on the internet - www.mabprachananimalshelter.org. My encountering them started when I read an article about the shelter in Pattaya Today a few weeks ago – I was feeding a mangy mutt from a workmen's camp very close to where I live in Jomtien, giving him tablets to cure his mange and proper food but he didn't seem to making any progress and was not getting any better. I contacted Derek & Mail and they came to have a look at him and said he needed proper attention, they came back the next day with dog food laced with knock-out drops, 15 minutes later when he was out for the count, Mali wrapped him in a blanket and bundled him into the car and took him off to spend a few days at the vets and then on to the animal shelter where apparently he is getting better but has lost one eye.
Mali said they would be back to collect mum and have her spayed which they did, but the collection was somewhat hampered by the discovery she had 6 puppies hiding under a shelter in the camp, in appalling surroundings, flea infested and all in need of proper nourishment. Mali discovered another mother with a further 5 puppies living in different part of the camp, also in dire need of food and medical attention. We contacted the local vet who very obligingly came with the first vaccines for the 11 puppies and the appropriate puppy food and tinned milk. Mali supervised collecting and separating them once they had been injected with the help of a very obliging young kid who lives in the camp and deserves a medal, and she came back in a pick-up today to collect the puppies and their two mums.
I cannot imagine how I could have coped without their help, they are two wonderful humans and deserve more help than they are receiving at the moment – SO any donations would be welcome, and any fund-raising ideas entertained - I can be contacted on 0892 465 210 rickandcolin@gmail.com
Any donation to the Mabprachan Animal Shelter should be paid into a designated bank account at :
The Bank of Ayudha Account No. 4721098793 Mali Doyle and would be gratefully received. Please advise us however that this has been done, so we can check that it has actually gone to the right place.
We shall form a charity when we have amassed the necessary THB 200,000 founding fee. The army of Thai directors should not be difficult. Three battalions of the wife's family should suffice. Email me, Derek Doyle on delboy43210@gmail.com if you want to help.
When I asked Derek to check and approve what I had written he replied 'Perhaps you could include that we are bursting at the seams with the new arrivals and cannot handle any more litters'.
I know there are many many worthy local causes to support, but the Mabprachan Animal Shelter is really worthwhile helping. One only has to look at some of the before and after pictures to get some idea of the good deeds they perform.


Best wishes, Rick Walton

LETTERS FROM READERS

Dear Rick.

I have published your letter as requested. I sincerely hope that it will generate some help for the 'Animal Shelter'. I would get more personally involved but this would mean my wife would also want to know what was going on and I know without any doubt she would want to adopt some of the animals. As we already have 16 (sixteen) dogs, I shudder to think what bringing any more home would mean.
I will however make a trip to the shelter, take some pictures and write an article for publication in the Trader.
My own thanks to you for your care and concern about these unfortunate dogs.
Phil


Dear Editor.
I really enjoyed Our Man in Pattaya in this last issue. While Duncan make the subject (appalling driving) humorous, it is NOT in fact humorous at all ! The driving here is nothing short of criminally dangerous.
I see young (some look like they are no more than 10 or 11 years of age) kids driving motor bikes. The legal age for a license is 18 here in Thailand ! The police just don't care. Obviously their parents don't care either.
I nearly got run over (by a motor cycle) on the pavement when I walked out of a restaurant in Jomtien on day.
What can we do ??


Yours sincerely, Pat M.

Hi Pat.
Thanks for your letter. I wish I knew what the answer was. I've had no less than seven 'scrapes' here in Pattaya and every one of them was a motor cycle running into me.
I would point out that it's not always Thai drivers who drive in a criminally dangerous way. Every day while looking out of my office window I see foreigners driving motor cycles on the pavement .
The other day I saw a young girl get hit by a Baht Bus when he (the Baht Bus driver, after signaling) turned left as she tried to overtake on the inside.
IT'S A NIGHTMARE ON THE ROADS
Phil De Arse.


Dear Rick.

I have published your letter as requested. I sincerely hope that it will generate some help for the 'Animal Shelter'. I would get more personally involved but this would mean my wife would also want to know what was going on and I know without any doubt she would want to adopt some of the animals. As we already have 16 (sixteen) dogs, I shudder to think what bringing any more home would mean.
I will however make a trip to the shelter, take some pictures and write an article for publication in the Trader.
My own thanks to you for your care and concern about these unfortunate dogs.
Phil


Dear Editor. I really enjoyed Our Man in Pattaya in this last issue. While Duncan make the subject (appalling driving) humorous, it is NOT in fact humorous at all ! The driving here is nothing short of criminally dangerous.
I see young (some look like they are no more than 10 or 11 years of age) kids driving motor bikes. The legal age for a license is 18 here in Thailand ! The police just don't care. Obviously their parents don't care either.
I nearly got run over (by a motor cycle) on the pavement when I walked out of a restaurant in Jomtien on day.
What can we do ??


Yours sincerely, Pat M.

Hi Pat.
Thanks for your letter. I wish I knew what the answer was. I've had no less than seven 'scrapes' here in Pattaya and every one of them was a motor cycle running into me.
I would point out that it's not always Thai drivers who drive in a criminally dangerous way. Every day while looking out of my office window I see foreigners driving motor cycles on the pavement .
The other day I saw a young girl get hit by a Baht Bus when he (the Baht Bus driver, after signaling) turned left as she tried to overtake on the inside.
IT'S A NIGHTMARE ON THE ROADS
Phil De Arse.


.there is a famous market in the city centre called bogyoke market ( pronounced bojo ) inside they have a few guys sitting at small tables with 2 chairs . these are money changers ( illegal) the difference from the guys in the street is they are not trying to rip you off. again they check the 100 dollar bills they tell you whats wrong with them, they will change the 100 dollar bills but at a lower rate ie 7800 not 8400 for 1 dollar. at least we eat and shop now .the guy also told lan that he except 1000 baht notes , old, ripped, torn etc etc. to change u s dollar in myanmar they have to be 100 percent new . can anyone tell me were in pattaya you can get new dollar notes , please let me know .


The writers full name and e-mail address are available from the Pattaya Trader if anyone wishes to write to Terry.

Dear Terry.

I've published your letter as a service and warning to other readers. Also, I'm sure we would all like to hear from anyone who had similar experiences or has anything to say that might be a help to other readers.
Thanks and regards - Phil