There were more than 300,000 stray dogs in the streets of Bangkok, Thailand in 2012, according to the Soi Dog Foundation. In Thai, “soi” means “alley” or “side street,” so “soi” essentially means “stray.”
This is very sad, but people like Sorasart Wisetsin give the situation some hope. What he does might seem simplistic and insignificant, but it can really make a difference in the life of some of these dogs. He takes stray dogs from around the streets and gives them baths.
He has a touching history with dogs. He was in college when he made a connection with a stray dog that was living outside of his dorm. He would feed the dog every night, but they did not allow pets in the dorms, so he would have to let her stay in the alleys. He eventually ended up adopting Gluta (the name his girlfriend gave the dog), and made it so that this dog would never have to spend another night on the streets.
What he now does with stray dogs takes quite a bit of time, but it is worth it. Even though it is just a bath, it can really help them a great deal. He is helping them get rid of filth and odor, as well as potential fleas and diseases. If everyone in the community would be this kind, the dogs would be much happier. As such, it is important to spread the word of what he is doing for these dogs.