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Closed 8/15/2019

£485

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Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation

Tonkao Memorial Fund

Fund-raising for the Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation Veterinary Centre, in memory of TONKAO, a beautiful, healthy, fun baby elephant who was born in January 2018 and tragically died in June 2019 from the deadly elephant epitheliotropic virus.
Closed on 08/15/2019
Charity Registration No: 1176322

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STEF is an international charity dedicated to promoting the ethical treatment and the highest health and welfare standards for the Asian elephant in Thailand.

STEF exists to raise awareness of the elephant and its needs through education and by example, and in using applied research to ensure that elephant conservation in Thailand is secure for future generations. The charity's core focus is to assist in the care of unwell, elderly, retired, abandoned or abused elephants.

There is an urgent health and welfare need in this part of Southern Thailand for a dedicated veterinary facility to serve some 600 domesticated elephants. The only elephant veterinary unit is over four hours drive away. STEF is creating a safe, well-managed Veterinary Clinic in Ban Ton Sae for elephants that need veterinary care or are no longer able to work through age or illness, or that have become a burden to their owners. This is a Community Support Project that will benefit elephants and their owners over a 50-mile radius. If our fundraising succeeds, we will open the clinic at the end of 2019.

The need for an elephant hospital has been brought into sharp focus with the sudden, tragic and devastating death of baby elephant TONKAO in June. This was a terrible loss to Phang Nga Elephant Park. The veterinarians who attended the Park made every possible effort to save TONKAO, but unfortunately the closest treatment centre is several hours away and illustrates why we are so desperate to complete our clinic as soon as possible. Ban Ton Sae is local to Phang Nga Elephant Park and would enable faster treatment for elephants in need in the region. Speed of treatment and access to specialised facilities will greatly increase the chances of survival for very ill elephants.

Please can you help the TONKAO Memorial Fund? Any donation you can give will be greatly appreciated to help us stop such tragedies happening again.

We are so very grateful to everyone helping us with our appeal and no amount is too small.

Please follow our journey on our News page https://southernthailandelephants.org/news/, on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/southernthailandelephants/ and on Twitter @elephantcharity

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Anthony Casswell

6 months ago

Keep up hte good work

£30.00

+ £7.5 Gift Aid

Sharman Brown

7 months ago

So sorry to hear about Tonkao and wish you every success in your venture

£50.00

+ £12.5 Gift Aid

Paige Cole

7 months ago

£20.00

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Alison Gordon-Creed

7 months ago

Keep up the amazing work everyone...sending strength and love 💕 new

£50.00

+ £12.5 Gift Aid

Alan Smith

7 months ago

I wish you the best of good fortune in your work.

£50.00

+ £12.5 Gift Aid

About the charity

Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation
Southern Thailand Elephant Foundation

UK registered charity (1176322) raising funds to provide grants to selected and monitored projects that assist in the care of elderly, sick and needy elephants and to promote conservation of the species in Southern Thailand. Veterinary health care and education are key priorities for the charity.

Charity Registration No: 1176322

http://www.southernthailandelephants.org

Donation summary

Total raised

£485.00

+ £110.00 Gift Aid

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£485.00

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Tonkao Memorial Fund

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