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Big adventure for little stray dog

Phuket: Following is the rescue, survival and adoption account of Indi, a cute little dog that was all but left to die on the side of the road on the north of Phuket. Now she is alive and well with her new best friend, Angie on the other side of the globe, in Scotland.

By The Phuket News

Friday 25 July 2014, 04:58PM

November 2013

Indi was found injured and alone on Sarasin Bridge having been hit by a passing vehicle as she tried to cross the busy road to safety. She was emaciated, skin and bone, in a terrible state and her back legs were paralyzed. Soi Dog Foundation (SDF) were made aware of this little dog and rescued her, bringing her to the local shelter where they named her Jolt.

January 2014

Indi appears on the SDF Facebook page and caught Angie’s attention. Angie and her partner Scott had been visiting Thailand annually for many many years and were well aware of the massive stray dog problem and the horrific dog meat trade. “I cried for a week, pondering over adoption and was constantly checking to see if someone had taken her. I eventually contact SDF and begin adoption proceedings to get her home to Scotland,” wrote Angie. It was a few tense days waiting to find out if Angie would be approved to adopt Jolt. “We cried some more, nearly every day until she arrived,” she said. Jolt was renamed to Indi as in “Indiana Jones as she was about to embark on the adventure of her life.”

February 2014

SDF informs Angie that Indi had E.Canis blood parasite and needs treatment. She also began her three-month quarantine spell in the SDF “hotel” in preparation for her journey to a new home. Her paralysis turned out to be a temporary prognosis, though she still had some nerve damage, but could nonethlessn walk, run and jump, albeit somewhat wobbly.

February-May, 2014

Three long months passed. A few kind SDF volunteers sent Angie and Paul some progress photos and a couple of videos also. “We are in love with this little darling dog!” exclaimed Angie.

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May 29, 2014

Angie’s birthday arrived, and Indi departs Phuket, forever, accompanied by her flight volunteer Jessica Thatcher from England, along with two other dogs Maddi and Holly all destined for new homes in the UK. They travel to Amsterdam where Indi says goodbye to Jessica.

Indi spent the night in the Amsterdam Animal Hotel and courtesy of the services of VCK Live Animal Logistics her onward cargo flight is organised to fly direct into Edinburgh Airport with Extrordinair, a cargo company also experienced in transportation of pets throughout the world – they offered their services transferring Indi to her new home all for free!

May 30, 2014

Indi lands in Ediburgh at 10:25am. Angie’s there to see her KLM flight land on. “I can’t explain the feeling, it was one of the most amazing, overwhelming days of my life!” Angie says.

Indi was finally released to her new parent at 2pm following extensive customs and vet checks.

“Indi continues to amaze us every day. She is the most perfect dog we could have wished for. She is so sweet, loves cuddles and is now building on her confidence and health with daily walks. We are both so grateful for charities like SDF for the absolutely brilliant work they do for without them dogs like Indi would either be victims to the roads, the dog meat trade or suffering at the hands of people who just don’t care.”

Many thanks Angie & Paul Fox

To learn more about rescuing or adopting a pet in Phuket, go to You can get in touch with Angie and Indi through



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Bassindale | 29 July 2014 - 03:15:55

How fantastic it's got that far.
Maddi's adopter.
I would encourage anyone to adopt a Soi dog.

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