Features December 2011 Issue

Flooding in Thailand has Resulted in Disaster for Dogs and Cats

Photo of dogs rescued from floodwaters courtesy of Wildlife Friends of Thailand: wfft.org.

Flooding in Thailand has Resulted in Disaster for Dogs and Cats

Record flooding in Thailand means epic disaster for dogs and cats.

Rain has been falling relentlessly in Thailand since July, and many parts of the country are experiencing the worst flooding reported since World War II. Bangkok, the capital and the most densely populated city in the country (with more than 9 million residents) is suffering from particularly severe flooding. This is in part due to the fact that one of Thailand’s major rivers, the Chao Phraya River, flows through the city, and the city sprawls over the plains and river deltas that lead into the Bay of Bangkok. Many inhabitants (human and otherwise) have nowhere to escape the flooding.

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