Woman Moves To An Island That Is Overcrowded With Stray Animals To Help Make A Change…

The island of Koh Lanta, in southern Thailand, used to have a big problem with stray animals 15 years ago. Many of the animals were starving and injured. A trip to the veterinarian was a three-hour journey to the mainland.

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Locals often killed the strays as they saw them as a nuisance.

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That was until Junie Kovacs moved to Koh Lanta and opened a cooking school.

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But all the strays on the island kept gnawing at her soul. She remembered thinking that she had to do something.

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Kovacs said the strays were everywhere and because many of the businesses had shut down, and there wasn’t any trash for the animals to feed on.

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Over the years passed, tourists became volunteers to what is now called Lanta Animal Welfare. People from all over Thailand even came to the sanctuary for help.

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Animals were able to leave the island and find homes around the world.