Please excuse my awkwardness in this blurb about us, as this is definitely not my style, but as is life, you sometimes have to step out of your comfort zone to try make a difference. My name is Liesel, I am 39 and live in a remote village in Thailand,where I work as a teacher.Upon moving to my school, I first met Tiger,awild dog, and her current litter of pups. She was feral and emaciated, yet I felt an instant connection with her. I started buying her some sausages every morning when I came to work, to help her and her starving pups. At first, I was unable to approach her, but as I continued you to feed her she allowed me to come closer to her and eventually touch her, although the first time I touched her she bit me. We have now grown so close that she allows me to assist her when she’s giving birth and we share a special bonding period together every morning. As time went on I noticed another female, whom I dubbed Mama, lurking on the grounds. She was skeletal and missing most of her hair, I knew I had to help her, and although it took some time, I finally managed to track her down in the bush with a litter of pups too, and I began the same method I used to bulk up Tiger on her. Eventually, I transitioned from sausages to proper dog food since I was unable to afford enough sausages for the both of them. I managed to find homes for all but three of the pups, two from Mama’s litter, named Snow and Sissie, and one from Tiger’s litter, named Patches. At first I tried to stay uninvolved to let them learn to hunt and be as feral as possible. However, Mama, as it turns out, is not a hunter. I am guessing this is because she may have been a pet that was dumped on the grounds, so her 2 girls did not flourish into capable hunters. I assumed Tiger had it covered as she was completely feral so she knows how to hunt. School holidays started and off I went, only to return 2 months later to find starving dogs, three of them having litters of seven pups tucked away in the bushes. The situation was now dire and I had a choice to make, feed the pack of now 24 dogs or let them starve. It wasn’t a hard decision as I knew I couldn’t watch an animal starve to death. Thus, my normal small bag of dog food I purchased was upgraded to a much larger bag and I began doing daily food runs. When I finally managed to find all the new puppies homes two more litters of seven puppies were born. This never-ending cycle of puppies was quickly becoming overwhelming as it was getting more and more difficult to find them homes. Snow is now just over 2 years old and has had 2 litters and 1 miscarriage, Sissie and Patches have both had all 3 come to full term, and Tiger and Mama have had an undeterminable number. I have tried getting help for them, but unfortunately where I live in Thailand, the response is always the same (some organizations have not even contacted me back), we have too many strays ourselves, bring them down here and we can see what we can do. Firstly, I am a foreigner in a village without transport and the costs and trauma to these feral dogs way outweigh the risk of trying to move them. Today I am currently dealing with 5 females (two being pregnant), 18 puppies, and 3 males. The cost of feeding them has escalated to 4000 baht (equivalent to 120 USD or 93 GBP) a month, a cost which I can barely afford. Now this is where your help comes in. I cannot find homes for the adults and finding homes for the puppies breaks my heart as I know many will be thrown out to fend for themselves once they are no longer cute little pups. Mama is in dire need of medical attention as, as you will see in the photo’s she has skin issues behind her ears and on her nose. Seeing as I cannot find them homes, I would at least like to try help them the best way possible, which is to bring in a vet (or hire a truck and buy some muzzles to transport them) to sterilize them, give them rabies injections, deworm them and take a look at Mama’s skin, so that when I leave Thailand they will have a fighting chance and this awful cycle of more and more puppies being born, which I cannot find homes for, is broken. I have the food costs covered, but I can’t afford adequate medical care or the costs of their spays or neuters. I am not an organization, all money for the dogs thus far has come from my own pocket, I am just a person trying to better another creature’s life and I need your help to do so.