Why Soi Dog Foundation needs a strong network to improve operations and reach more animals
Soi Dog Foundation’s mission is to improve the welfare of dogs and cats in Asia, resulting in better lives for both the animal and human communities, to create a society without homeless animals, and to ultimately end animal cruelty. The charity needed a solid, stable network to provide connectivity for its team of 12 shelter vets to efficiently upload and manage the data of animals they treat. Vets can treat up to 180 animals daily.
Soi Dog Foundation is the largest animal welfare organisation in Asia specialising in the treatment, rehabilitation and rehoming of street dogs and cats in Asia, and is a registered charity in Thailand, the US, Australia, the UK, France, Canada and Holland. The charity helps homeless, neglected and abused dogs and cats of Thailand and also works to end the dog meat trade throughout Asia.
The charity’s existing network mostly consisted of SOHO wireless routers and switches built up over time and managed by volunteer staff. Expansion of the facility in Phuket, coupled with organisational growth of around 200 permanent and volunteer staff meant that this infrastructure was under increasing capacity, coverage and management pressure.
The charity required a stable wireless network, enabling vets to access a cloud-based animal record software platform containing important data on the animals they treat daily. Limited wireless coverage and access to terminals in the hospital was a major issue.