Amy Baron, Founder
CREATED by Amy Baron, a former SCAD volunteer, in June 2012, PAWS provides spay/neuter and veterinary health services for stray or community animals, adoption programs, as well as responsible pet ownership education in Bangkok. Working tirelessly 24/7 and without the expectation of recognition or financial reward, Amy relies heavily on volunteers and donations to carry out her mission, and she can often be found at pet events throughout Bangkok where she inspires people to support her cause. Currently working to obtain a full charitable status here in Thailand, she plans to mobilize funds to create new clinics which will provide low or no-cost spay services in under-served areas of Bangkok. Donations to the cause can be made via PAWS’ Facebook page.
THERE aren’t many people in this world as selfless as American expat Dwight Turner. Founded in 2008, his foundation, In Search of Sanuk, directly provides food, shelter, and educational support for survivors of torture and trauma, focusing special attention on at risk women and girls. The Foundation’s hope is to provide as much ‘sanuk,’ the Thai word for fun and enjoyment, into the lives of these vulnerable communities as possible.