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    Yep...it's not perfect. I feel so sorry for the scummy street dogs and the chickens etc jammed in little baskets. The political side of things is crazy too and of course there's also the small percentage of extremist Muslim terrorists lurking amungst the peaceful Hindus. Your right. I've heard about some Aussie girls that have set up a charity to help the dogs over there. I hope it's working out for them.

    Somtimes i wonder how i managed to turn a blind eye to these things.....but the awsome memories and people i've met there helped alot. It's certainly not the place for everyone but i'm looking forward to getting back there soon and showing the kids a special little island.


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    I was going to bring up the Bali Dogs and the charity. They are always desperate for holiday vets to do surgeries and they are desperate for desexing. If you go over there, contact them on the internet and ask if there is anything they need, to buy here or take for them, like med equip. You can sponsor a dog or a desexing. It is SO distressing to see the state of the dogs - and that's only on the internet. I believe that the charity asks Oz vets to donate old equipment.

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    I havnt had a good read yet but i just want to share this with you guys. See what ya's think.

    The Bali Street Dog Fund


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    My thoughts would be rather than donating to an org where your not sure where the money would actually go, I wonder if there is something holiday makers could do personally ie buy food, meds, or pay for a few spays when you are there.
    Indonesia has no animal welfare policies nor any welfare organisations for domestic animals as far as I am aware and animals live in terrible conditions with a lot of extreme cruelty...so a marketing campain asking holiday makers going to bali , to do something even in a small way would be great to help the plight of Bali's dogs.

    While they may be 100% legit, i am always worried about all these "charities" that spring up and the legitimacy of the claims they make.
    In Australia all the big ones are now run like businesses, tax free with CEO"s and no accountability as to what they spend their money on and who actually gets it and they dont have to tell either.
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    On Facebook there is Bali Animal Welfare Association (BAWA), they update their page regularly on rescues and animals they take in and desex, operate for emergencies, give rabies vaccination and foster or re-home them. Bali Animal Welfare Association Helping Bali Indonesia Dogs and Cats
    On the BAWA Facebook page there is a company called Zonk pet products that are selling dog beds and for as many as they sell in March/April/May they will donate one bed to Bali dogs for every one sold ... the wonder of social networking

    I saw some shops in Bali selling merchandise for The Bali Street Dog Fund and they do have drop-off zones for clothes, medications, food, etc.

    Sean - if you go to Bali again and want to visit an orphanage with your kids we went with my friends two daughters (7 & 9 yrs) to Bali Kids orphanage, Bali Kids, and we all had a really good afternoon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by findeb View Post
    I saw some shops in Bali selling merchandise for The Bali Street Dog Fund and they do have drop-off zones for clothes, medications, food, etc.
    There you go Sean - If you go back for a holiday, we will send you meds and money to donate while in bali, I think thats as good a reason for another holiday as any

    Thank you finddeb, good information
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    Findeb, How was the childrens orphanage in Bali?
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    It was really interesting Cav, very well organised, we had to book in and this lovely man met us on a Saturday afternoon and spent a good 45 minutes telling us the history of the place, how they cater for all ages from newborns through all the different aged children and with fundraising they now have facilities for 17/18 year olds to help them gain independence for adult life.

    We started at the main house where they have the very little children and they store all the clothes, toys, meds, etc (on their web-site they let people coming to Bali which age they are in need of most for clothing, etc) then Brenton explained they don't sell the excess, they have other orphanages they help too. He then drove us to another house and we met the house-keeper and the kids showed us their rooms and then they sat us down all in a row and all the kids went through their name, age, what they wanted to be when they grew up, and then we did the same, and we asked if they would dance (lucky, as they had the CD all ready to go ) and they paired up and did this amazing Bali dancing.

    My friends kids had the best time (they were amazed that kids the same age as them were half their size) our kids showed their kids how to throw frisbees we'd brought and we all had photos taken and we left. They were so well dressed, looked after, houses were homely, clean and tidy, rooms painted bright colours, the staff were such beautiful natured people and we all felt great to have visited them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cavalierqld View Post
    There you go Sean - If you go back for a holiday, we will send you meds and money to donate while in bali, I think thats as good a reason for another holiday as any

    Thank you finddeb, good information
    Thanks Cavy. I'll take you up on that when it happens. Tried to convince the wife last night it's time to go back but we are purchasing a new house in the next month or 2 so once thats sorted we'll look into it more seriously. The beauty is you only need a few shirts and boardshorts for Bali. The rest can be bought for next to nothing so i'll be making sure we take a heap of gear to help them out as much as possible.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean View Post
    The beauty is you only need a few shirts and boardshorts for Bali. The rest can be bought for next to nothing so i'll be making sure we take a heap of gear to help them out as much as possible.
    Haven't been to Bali yet but sounds similar to Thailand. We went with carry on luggage and came back with suitcases full of shoes, clothes etc cause it's so bloody cheap! I think i spent most of my money giving tips

    I saw lots of wandering dogs and cats over there, they all look reasonably cared for and boy could they cross that road! I would wait anywhere from 5 - 10mins just to get across the road (traffic is CRAZY) and here are all these dogs, wandering out and all the cars would just dodge them - I on the other hand was not so keen!

    I did see this poor dog that i initially thought was a pig, it had next to no hair, was burnt and was collapsed between some scooters which provided little shade. Was so heartbreaking, i tried to give it some of my water & look around for some sort of owner, but being in a foreign country that barely cares for it's own people (you see whole families begging on the side of the rd, babies and all) there was little i could do. It still gets to me every time i think of my holiday

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