04 Dec '11, 4am

Social media helps Bangkok's flood-hit pets find relief

Social media helps Bangkok's flood-hit pets find relief

A man moves his pets as they sit on a boat from a flooded area at Pathum Thani province, in Bangkok's suburbs, Oct 22, 2011. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BANGKOK (AFP) - When the floodwaters came up to her chin, Ms Karuna Leuangleekpai knew she had to abandon her house on the outskirts of Bangkok. But she had no idea what to do with her seven dogs. Through Facebook, she heard about a flood evacuation shelter for pets run by veterinary student volunteers in the capital, so she crammed her soaking wet dogs into her car and went to seek help. 'The water was above my head when we left the house - the dogs were swimming around. That was over a month ago and my house is still underwater,' Ms Karuna told AFP. 'I'm glad to have found this shelter for them - I'm staying with a friend in her apartment but there's no way my dogs could have fitted in too.' Three months of unusually heavy monsoon...

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