Meena was just a couple of years old but having no other option, was working the streets for sugarcane in the red light district of Bangkok with her owner Lung Lun. GTAEF ran across her and offered her a new life.
When the Government rescue teams and the police force in the Capital started to become more active, Meena was caught four times and though not removed from the capital a 5,000 baht fine was levied and confiscation threatened if they were ever caught again.
Lung Lun got scared, found the sanctuaries contact details and made the call – for Meena it was a long time coming but it was worth the wait. Now she’s become the star of the camp, can eat everyone else into the ground and is the most mischievious of all elephants.
Starting to be the roundest and tubbiest of all elephants from all the food, she loves to play with all elephants and people. She’s a bit of a rascal and will steal any shoes left lying around and try to eat them!
Every little bit counts
Every dollar raised goes to the elephants. Your donations are used to feed the elephants a mix of sugarcane, bananas and grass and on special occasions they're given fruit (their favorites are watermelon, apples, pineapple). A portion of your donations are also used to help fund two permanent veterinarians who provide preventative and emergency care for the elephants.
Help is needed to care for them, their mahouts and their families. This includes up to 600lbs of food and 60 gallons of water a day, along with permanent veterinary care which amounts to $1000 a month. Your contribution, however large or small, will be combined with others from people like yourself to sponsor Pumpui and her friends to ensure the well being of each elephant through funding their food, care and veterinary care.
There's two forms of donations.