What is the Vimaan Suan Animal Recovery Centre?
On Dec 1, 2019, Vimaan Suan established its Animal Recovery Centre (ARC) in Xaythany District, Vientiane Capital. The ARC is part of our Rescue Project where dogs and cats that are treated by our Partner Veterinarians can be sent to rehabilitate before they are eventually placed in either a foster or forever home.
As most of our rescues have suffered neglect or abuse at the hands of humans before they were rescued. The ARC is a place for them to recover from any conditions after being treated by our Partner Veterinarians. While they are recovering, our full-time Caregiver and part-time Veterinarian who live on-site will help them unlearn their fear and distrust for people while preparing them to be either fostered or adopted.
The ARC has separate spaces for cats and dogs. We do not believe that companion animals can recover well in, nor should they be confined to, cages. The dogs spaces give them room to run and play, and do all the things that dogs should do to keep them healthy and happy. The dogs will always have access to covered spaces to protect them during the rainy season. We currently have one large dog space completed and will add two more as our budget allows. Several cat spaces have been completed and are big enough for them to walk around. Other spaces will be created soon when our budget allows and all spaces will also be adapted to give the cats access to different levels to explore.
The Animal Recovery Centre is NOT a shelter and will not accept animals that have not yet been cleared by one of our Partner Veterinarians.