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Woman Takes Care Of Dozens Of Abandoned Dogs On Bali Beach

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A 60-year-old woman named Sumiati has decided to take care of 56 stray dogs that have been dumped by their owners on Padang Galak Beach.

Sumiati who has been scavenging unused items around Padang Galak Beach for a living admitted that she has been taking care of dozens of dogs that were dumped by their previous owners on the beach area. “I work as a scavenger in the Padang Galak Beach area, and I’ve seen many Bali dogs dumped in the area,” Sumiati said during an event called Ups and Downs In Bali at Taman Baca Kesiman.

She explained that the majority of the dogs that she found were females and suffered from some type of physical illness. “Most of the dogs were females and still very young, so they were unable to feed themselves. Some of them were sick and even blind. Their owners were potentially worried about them reproducing if they kept them as pets.” Sumiati added.

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Sumiata has been feeding the dogs from donations that she received from the animal welfare foundation and sometimes leftovers from offerings from the local community. She also stated that all the dogs have been neutered in an effort to control the dog population on the island. “I’ve not let anyone adopt these dogs yet as I’m afraid they will hurt or abandon them. But I also hope that there’s a better place or shelter for these dogs to live in the future.” Sumiati concluded.

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Thursday 18th of November 2021

How can we financially help this woman ? Thanks

J West

Wednesday 17th of November 2021

Yeah….same thing all over Asia. Here in Thailand, “Cool young Euro-trash” came and ‘rescued’ dogs..then dumped them like garbage when they left. Not much ethical or moral character in our ‘millennials’. I like the Bird-Man though…..setting the birds free until his money ran out.

Mac Darvish

Wednesday 17th of November 2021

What's wrong with Bali? My sister lives there and there are so many abandoned dogs she takes care of, then finds them adoption parents. What a horrible place. Disgusting culture.

jan merry

Friday 19th of November 2021

@Steven, so true steven bali has a beautiful culture i feel so sorry for everyone there including the dogs looking forward to going back next year to help in some way jan from perth


Thursday 18th of November 2021

@Mac Darvish, Whats wrong with bali? Its simple people are really struggling due to the pandemic, some people are starving. Im sure your lucky in that if you lost your income, you could claim welfare and probably have family with money who can help you. People here have no welfare system or safety net like in all developing countries. Doesn't make them a disgusting culture at all. Your just a very ignorant person. I feel really sad for the dogs as im a dog lover myself, thankfully there are many people feeding strays across the whole of Bali.

Maureen Muntz

Wednesday 17th of November 2021

I have a freand taking care of 9 dog,s in a village in bali, thay were all new born puppy,s just abandoned on the road and beach, its very sad, please donate to them, thay need our help


Wednesday 17th of November 2021

So there has to be a solution for the male dogs....snip snip.

J West

Wednesday 17th of November 2021

@Ben, I think they do the same ‘spayed and neutered’ thing to the females. Snip snip. Problem is…who pays?