Michael J. Baines feeds about 80 stray dogs in Chonburi, Thailand every day. The 48-year-old has been doing that for the last 5 years now.


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Baines provides them with a mixture of dry dog food, rice, oil, steamed fish, or chicken on his way to work, when he drives to the forest to walk his own dogs, or when he’s going back home. The man also feeds any dogs that he sees outside his restaurant.

“I feel sad [for homeless dogs], and want to help them all,” Baines told Bored Panda. “Especially when I see a lonely dog that does not belong to any pack, probably dumped, which is very common here. I always have food and fresh water in my car, so whenever I see a dog, I stop and give it food and water.” The man also treats the dogs with medication if needed.

“It costs me around 40-50 000 baht per month (around 1500 USD) not including emergency cases,” Baines added. “I do get donations, yes, sometimes it’s enough, sometimes not. I have helped find homes for around 30-40 dogs, not including my own 9 + 4 (the 4 stays with my ex-wife).”

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Michael J. Baines feeds about 80 stray dogs in Chonburi, Thailand every day

Baines provides them with a mixture of dry dog food, rice, oil, steamed fish, or chicken

The 48-year-old has been doing that for the last 5 years now

“I feel sad [for homeless dogs], and want to help them all,” Baines told Bored Panda

“Especially when I see a lonely dog that does not belong to any pack, probably dumped, which is very common here”

“I always have food and fresh water in my car”

“So whenever I see a dog, I stop and give it food and water”

The man also treats the dogs with medication if needed

“It costs me around 40-50 000 baht per month (around 1500 USD) not including emergency cases”

“I have helped find homes for around 30-40 dogs, not including my own 9 + 4 (the 4 stays with my ex-wife)”

“I think we should adopt – don’t shop”