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“sad but glad they are there”

Lanta Animal Welfare
Ranked #1 of 48 things to do in Ko Lanta
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Lanta Animal Welfare (LAW) is a non-profit organization based on Ko Lanta. LAW's objective is to rehabilitate suffering and sick animals on the island through sterilisation and care. We are open to visitors everyday from 9am to 5pm and our volunteer staff will happily provide a guided tour of the center every hour, on the hour, between 10am and 4pm. We have lots of friendly dogs who would love a long walk and cats who would like a cuddle! (Please note there is generally no dogwalking between 11-3 as it gets too hot for them!). The dogs spend their days in grassy outdoor pens, so like everywhere in Thailand, it's best to wear insect/mosquito repellant when visiting. Our major sponsor is Time For Lime bar, restaurant and cooking school, without their valuable support we would not be here.
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Volunteers doing a fantastic job on the island. Do pay a visit and donate no matter how small. Spend some time with the animals.

Thank jono2
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

I wanted to adopt all the cats
Please give them a donation. They do a wonderful job.
All volunteers and so so busy with so many animals.

Thank Shelley14
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

was good to see all animals clean and well fed, nice facilities and vet ready to help - also there are a lot of volunteers ready to help and available for dog walking ... best animal centre ever visited

Thank Stefano N
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Visit here if you have time , excellent work by all staff who work for free and make a donation to live on site , so all donations by visitors are appreciated

Thank oldhallphil
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Reviewed 23 May 2014 via mobile

I had mixed feelings before visiting because I can get quite upset seeing animals suffer and do many shelters try to work your emotions getting you to donate.
Not this place, I got a nice tour, played with the kitties and dogs and had a chance to walk one of the dogs which was really fun as I missed mine at home.

I did not see the video( which might be a little sad), but felt that all the volunteers genuinely cared. It is not a fancy place but very well taken care of. Dogs live in groups of 5/6 and have plenty of room to room around so no sad faces in cages.

Do yourself a favor and go visit them, you'll feel great knowing there are truly good people in the world. Go in the beginning of your trip as they often need people to volunteer to fly the dogs to their new adoptive homes around the world. Odds are your country is on the list( this is the cheapest way for them to fly the dogs, otherwise it would get really expensive and lower the adoption rate quite a bit)It requires absolutely nothing from you but some paperwork. They need about 7 days to get the paperwork and even if you are flying out of a different airport in Thailand, they'll arrange to meet you there

Oh, and because I was so inspired and wanted to contribute more, I took the Time for Lime cooking course. Great fun, good food and all proceeds go to Lanta Animal Welfare

3  Thank Debbie H
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