Orawan Kaewla-iat has dedicated her life to feeding all of the stray dogs near her home in Thailand.
Caring for the the dogs and seeing how happy she makes them is one reward, however one grateful pup has decided to give something a little extra.
Orawan has recently shared the story of how she’s been caring for a dog who she named Tua Plu, who comes by her house every single day with his mother in a hope to get some food.
But unlike a lot of the other dogs who turn up to eat the rice on offer and then leave, Tua Plu always comes bearing gifts for the kind lady.
“When he’s hungry, he will offer something to get fed,” Orawan wrote on Facebook. “Every day he shows up with an object in his mouth — usually a leaf and sometimes a piece of paper. Before you feed other dogs, you have to feed Tua Plu and his mom.”
Watch the adorable pup in action here:
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No one is sure where the kind pup learned about the gesture of gift giving, but one thing for sure, it’s super cute!
Despite wearing a collar, Orawan explained that this is to keep him safe from the persecutions that stray dogs in the country face.
The head of Thailands SPCA, Roger Lohanan said“More than 68,000 puppies alone are born annually on the streets of Thailand. In 1999, the municipal government killed more than 50,000 stray dogs. These dogs are put to death in a terrible manner. The authorities prefer to poison the dogs they capture because it is cheaper and takes less time than putting the animals down in a more humane manner. Sometimes they will even neglect to feed captive strays in hopes that the animals will starve to death before they are scheduled to die by poison.”
In Thailand pet owners do not get their dogs spayed or neutered meaning if they are abandoned or if they escape from their homes, this can often lead to more homeless puppies.
Education about the care for animals ,for both adults and children is now becoming widespread in Thailand in a bid to save more lives of street and stray dogs.
Luckily for Tua Plu, the video of him sharing gifts has gone viral leading to people all around the world offering to adopt him – which is great news as Orawan is soon leaving the area and was worried about who would feed her new found furry friend.