Lanta Animal Welfare
Lanta Animal Welfare (LAW) is one of Koh Lanta’s Non Governmental Organisations. I am sure most of you have heard about them and also visited the center. The welfare center is situated in Long Beach across the road not far from Relax Beach. LAW was founded in 2005 by Junie Kovacs and her mission was to end suffering of the hundreds of homeless, abused and injured animals on Koh Lanta. LAW has the only veterinary service on the island and they provide first aid, vaccinations and sterilisation for both strays and owned animals. LAW also run mass sterilisation and vaccination on islands around Koh Lanta and on the mainland through mobile clinics.
Lanta Animal Welfare have cats and dogs available for adoption. My dog Charlie, known as Lanta Divers shop dog, is adopted from Lanta Animal Welfare and he is such a sweetheart! The adoption process was really easy and if you are thinking of buying a dog or a cat, adopt one instead! LAW will help you with all the paper work and flight volunteers will fly with your pet to your home country!
How to help
LAW do not get any offical funding and need all the donations they can get. Lanta Diver support Lanta Animal Welfare by monthly donations and other fundraising events. Other ways to help is to become a volunteer, walk the dogs, donate medical supplies and sheets and towels for bedding.
In October every year the Swedish schools on Koh Lanta organize something called The Lanta Jog where pupils, parents and teachers participate. Each participant donate some money to take part in the jog and all money goes to LAW. Absolutely brilliant!
Yesterday we were at the center for the introducion of the new Kitty City and the celebration of three years of fundraising. Kitty City is a new area for all the cats at LAW and it is so nice! All the visitors could take a tour around the center, participate in a silent auction and have some food and drinks.
I simply love Lanta Animal Welfare and so do my kids! It is a great organisation and I do encourage you to visit them and give them your support. To read more about Lanta Animal Welfare click here.