Friday, April 21, 2017

3069. Golden Heart Animal Rescue, Yangon

April 16, 2017

It rained dogs and cats today. Fewer people throw water on passers-by as compared to April 13 which was the first day of Thingyan. Thingyan lasts 4 days (April 13 to 16) this year and would be 5 days in a leap year.

A good Japanese lunch in a restaurant opened by a famous actor. He had prepared a big metal basin of soup and some food to give to passers by, as this is a tradition of Buddhist donations. Giving food to the poor and needy, I can comprehend.

I wanted to visit an animal shelter in Yangon. So, Dr Thein Tun Aung drove me to the Golden Heart Animal Rescue in Yangon. I thought it would be a small one like White Heart Animal Rescue and Shelter in Magwe and was pleasantly surprised. It was around 1.2 acres in land area and 280 stray dogs of mixed breed welcomed me. One perched on top of a box which I presumed was used for the Buddha and flowers as it was near the main gate. You can see him in the video.

I predict it would house 1,000 stray dogs within 3 years and much organisation and fund raising need to be planned now.



Video at:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPManhxoQbw


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