It is not always good for the animals to see ex–owners. When we receive ex–pets here at LCTW they usually come in with many mental issues due to their captivity. We use all of our resources to try and reverse these effects, encourage them to behave naturally and integrate them into natural social groupings. Seeing ex–owners can reverse the hard work we have done to get the animal behaving naturally. Also, the animal may be integrated into our Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release programme, here we keep all human contact to the bare minimum to aid in their rehabilitation. Ex–owners are always welcome to come and visit as a guest, but for these reasons above we cannot provide one on one interactions with their ex–pet.
Although we do not breed animals at LCTW as we need the space for our rescued wildlife, we do take in orphaned infant animals through our rescue programme occasionally. This excludes the breeding of species which are part of breed and release programmes, in collaboration with global conservation projects.
There are. We currently hold many Endangered and Critically Endangered species. Some of these animals are part of our conservation and release programmes, some of them come from the unfortunate illegal wildlife trade. An example of one of our Critically Endangered species is our Siamese Crocodiles (Crocodylus siamensis).
There are many ways you can help us here. You can donate via our website, help us with our current fundraising project through social media avenues, come and get your hands dirty and volunteer with us or adopt one of our animals. See the ‘Support Us’ pages for more ways to help.
What do I do with wildlife I see or own?
No, releasing an animal straight from captivity, with no rehabilitation, into the wild will most likely cause your pet to perish. You can contact LCTW and we can assess whether the animal is suitable for our Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release programme. If the animal is not we can provide them lifelong care here at our Wildlife Sanctuary, where they can live in the most suitable enclosures and social groupings.
I think I have seen animal parts for sale at a market, such as Ivory or Bear Bile products, what can I do?
If you are in Lao PDR, please take note of the exact location, situation and take photos if it is safe to do so. Once we have the evidence from you and we deem it to be potential illegal activity, we will send all of the information to the relevant authority here in Lao PDR. Once again, the more detail you can provide, the better the chance we have of stopping wildlife crime.
If you are in Lao PDR and it is a wild animal, not a domestic, please take note of the exact location, the situation the animal is in and take photos if it is safe to do so. The more detail you provide, the better the chance we have to help the animal. Then please do contact us via our Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org