Loong Dum doesn't know when his next meal will be, but he always makes sure his cats are fed.
Homelessness is a worldwide problem affecting both animals and humans. There are countless people and animals living on the streets in Thailand, but Loong Dum doesn't let being homeless keep him from being compassionate.
Warunya Wattanasupachoke was on a city street near Chatuchak when she spotted the homeless man holding a sign. The sign read;
"20 baht per bag, profits will pay for stray cat's food expenses."
Loong Dum was selling limes, and Warunya decided to stop and buy a bag. She learned that Loong Dum has been caring for the area's homeless cat population for a long time, and he sells his limes every day in hopes of keeping them alive. He treats the cats as family, and his commitment to their well-being has since inspired thousands. He said in an article by Coconuts Bangkok;
"I'm fine with skipping meals, but the cat needs to eat."
After Warunya publicized Loong Dum's story, help for the homeless man came pouring in. Kind citizens and fellow animal lovers come from all over to buy his limes, and they also drop off donations of cat food to help relieve the financial strain.
Loong Dum gladly accepts all donations, knowing the more help he has, the more cats he can save.
Others have gone a step further and gifted Loong Dum a haircut and a fresh set of clothes. The hope is that his improved appearance will attract even more customers, but he wouldn't let himself be distracted for long.
Shortly after his haircut, Loong Dum was back on the street selling limes.
A Facebook page was started to share Loong Dum's story, and it already has over 9,000 likes. The admin to the site posts pictures of Loong Dum's efforts to help the homeless cats and provides updates on his situation. Most recently, heavy rains and floods have prevented Loong Dum from taking up his regular post to sell his limes.
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