Creature Comforts

An animal shelter in Danang promotes animal welfare by teaching kindness and empathy within the local community Can you tell us the origin of Paws for Compassion Danang? Paws for Compassion (PAWS) was founded in Danang, Vietnam in 2015 by two animal enthusiasts and educators, Lexie Gray and Domenique Terry, who saw the need for … Read more

Gimme Shelter

Oi speaks to Katie Howard, a volunteer at Animal Rescue & Care, about fostering, favorite adoption stories and their Trap-Neuter-Release program. Can you tell us the origin of ARC? Animal Rescue & Care (ARC, www.facebook.com/arcpetsvietnam) was formed in September of 2009 by a woman named Jodie who was living in Thao Dien. At the time, there wasn’t a rescue group in … Read more

Mommy Dearest: A shoebox baby searches for a happy ending

It was April 1975, the final month of the American War, and US President Gerald Ford had a plan, codenamed Operation Babylift. Ahead of approaching North Vietnamese soldiers, displaced Vietnamese infants and children, in particular, mixed race children, were to be evacuated to adoptive families waiting in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. Eventually, more … Read more