Who we are
Fight Dog Meat is a registered charity for animal welfare, working for reform to alleviate animal suffering and help make the world a kinder place for animals.
Meet The Team
Our Fight Dog Meat team are passionate about helping animals enjoy a kinder world.
Fight Dog Meat founder Michele Brown is a passionate animal rescuer for decades, working with all species. She’s traveled to most of the dog and cat eating countries and witnessed the dog and cat meat trade first hand in these countries. She’s been inside many slaughterhouses and killing rooms, documenting the trade over many years.
Board member Wendy Nguyen heads our USA foster and adoption program. As well as helping animals at home in the United States, Wendy’s also passionate about animal welfare in her country of birth, Vietnam.
Read about our dog rehab expert Ali Nakhila, veterinary surgeon Dr. Nghia Ph.D. and our Lotus Project shelter below.
Our Dog Rehab Team
Ali teaches our traumatized meat dogs how to laugh again. He gives them a reason to live. When our dogs leave hospital we transfer them across to Ali, to begin their new lives.
Ali hand picked his local Vietnamese staff and trained them to professional level of dog handling. Ali’s staff are passionate animal lovers who take great pride in their job.
There are no kennels at Ali’s. The dogs live inside the air conditioned house, in a family environment. They’re walked twice a day and go outside every hour. They have a swimming pool and many activities for mental and physical stimulation. It truly is the happy land for dogs in Vietnam.
Ali has worked with some of our most traumatized dogs, such as Cooper, Lily, Gordon and Sammy, to name a few. He’s successfully helped them blossom into beautiful happy, loving and trusting pets. He works miracles with our dogs.
Our Vet Team
Dr. Nghia Ph.D is the brilliant international vet surgeon who has saved many of our rescued dogs and cats. Dr. Khe and Dr. Tien are also surgeons working alongside Dr. Nghia.
Dr. Nghia studied abroad in France in 2000, then moved to the University of Bristol, in the UK. He completed a Ph.D. and returned to Vietnam in 2008. He’s very passionate about helping animals of all species, including endangered wildlife.
Dr. Khe has been practicing vet surgery alongside Dr. Nghia for over a decade. Dr. Khe also handles the export of animals around the world. Dr. Tien consults with clients every day. She also goes into the operating room with Dr. Nghia and Dr. Khe.
Saigon Pet Veterinary Hospital is located in Thao Dien, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City.
What we do
Fight Dog Meat has extensive rescue, rehabilitation, foster and adoption programs for dogs and cats. Our Fight Dog Meat USA foster and adoption program in the United States is headed by Wendy Nguyen who lives in California. When our rescued dogs and cats are adopted in the United States, Fight Dog Meat USA remains available to help our adopters with any issues which may arise.
If an adoption family’s circumstance changes in the United States and they can not keep their adopted pet, Fight Dog Meat USA will always accept the animal back. Wendy Nguyen will arrange immediate fostering and transport if needed, to bring the animal back under her care. In today’s world with so much going on it’s important we provide a soft landing for any of our adopted dog or cat families whose situation may change through no fault of their own.
Fight Dog Meat rescue animals and provide the best medical care available for them. When our rescued dogs are ready to leave hospital we transfer them into rehabilitation, often for months. We find wonderful loving families to adopt them as family members.
Our Lotus Project is a shelter for rescued dogs and cats in Vietnam which we’re working toward transferring into a peaceful sanctuary. Its a long term project to make life better for animals rescued from the meat trade. When our rescued cats leave hospital they go to our Lotus Project cat safe house which is located away from the shelter.
Rescued wildlife are taken for specialist medical treatment and when possible, released back into the wild to join their waiting families. Our Fight Dog Meat team work globally, rescuing domestic pets and wildlife, large and small.
We advocate for dogs and cats trapped in terrible circumstances such as the dog and cat meat trades in various countries around the world.
Fight Dog Meat promote responsible pet ownership and pet health. We endeavor to be a voice for animals whose cries for help are not heard. Fight Dog Meat is working toward animal welfare reform and an end to animal suffering.
Our Lotus Project Shelter
Fight Dog Meat is now in a long term project with a dog and cat shelter in Saigon. We’re starting at ground zero. We’ve just helped secure a lease on the land next to the shelter to give the dogs more room to run around and play. We call the shelter our Lotus Project.
Its a big undertaking for us to transform a crowded shelter of 150+ dogs and cats into a peaceful animal sanctuary. There’s sure to be ups and downs but its a worthwhile long term project. We’re determined to help make life better for these dogs and cats from the meat trade.