I helped these middle aged ladies to remove a trap from a dog in the riverside park in Tu Chen two months ago. They were complaining about the trappers setting traps in public parks to protect their illegal vegetable plots. I suggested they got the press involved. They were a bit skeptical at that time. Anyways I bumped into one of the ladies today and she said that they had just had the press down there and it is going to be on TV. They are going to appeal to people to grass up the illegal trappers and apparently the authorities will act. The ladies also said that they have used their own money to spay many stray dogs from the park and re-home many as well (I have seen them doing this). They are out there doing this good work on a frequent basis despite lots of abuse by the locals for helping the dogs (not sure why).
Anyway she thought that they were the only ones doing this in Taipei and I let her know that she is not alone and there are other organizations and people out there doing their bit. She has asked if any people in Taipei area or Tu Chen would like to help them. She thinks it might be a good idea if these different groups got together. I have her phone number which I can provide if Animals Taiwan or other organizations would like to contact her. She doesn’t speak a word of English though. I’m sure she’d love to meet others out there doing this, as she has been doing it for about a year and invested lots of her own money and time in helping these dogs. She has two other ladies helping her out at this time. If interested pm me and I will give you her number.
I am sure that if other animal welfare groups coordinate with them will be helpful to both parties.