It's common in Thailand to see stray dogs running in packs along the roads or beaches. They can be quite aggressive and in some places you need to carry a stick to defend yourself. On Lanta you don't have to worry about this as Lanta Animal Welfare has done a great job in taking care of and limiting the number of stray animals. They frequently run sterilization programs on the island and every animal they treat is vaccinated against rabies, which means that this disease has not been found on Lanta for many years.
You can watch a video from Lanta Animal Welfare below and please visit their website for more information www.lantaanimalwelfare.com
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