Skeletal Great Danes rescued from abandoned breeding farm

The King of Thailand has ‘adopted’ 15 skeletal Great Danes after they were rescued from an abandoned breeding farm. The dogs had been left to starve for weeks in Pathum Thani, about 25 miles from Bangkok, after their owner encountered financial problems and decided to flee the business.

All of them were locked in cages and were found to be suffering from such severe malnutrition their bones were poking through their fur.

One female dog and her two puppies were also found to have died due to the terrible conditions.

The others were rescued by group of volunteers who raided the home after being alerted to the animals’ plight by a relative of the owner.

NEWS COPY - WITH VIDEO AND PICTURES This is the harrowing moment 15 skeletal Great Danes were rescued after being left to starve at an abandoned breeding farm. The neglected pooches were had been living at the house in??Pathum Thani, central Thailand, before the owner fled several weeks ago.?? With nobody to care for them, they were not properly fed and lost so much weight that their bones were poking through their fur. Volunteers were alerted to the plight of the dogs and arrived at the home on Monday (19/08) to finally rescue the animals and give them all a good meal. The pooches are now recovering with helpers from Watchdog Thailand and have even been 'adopted' by the country's King, who heard about their treatment and ordered his household to fund their recovery.
The dogs have now been adopted by the King of Thailand (Picture: ViralPress)
NEWS COPY - WITH VIDEO AND PICTURES This is the harrowing moment 15 skeletal Great Danes were rescued after being left to starve at an abandoned breeding farm. The neglected pooches were had been living at the house in??Pathum Thani, central Thailand, before the owner fled several weeks ago.?? With nobody to care for them, they were not properly fed and lost so much weight that their bones were poking through their fur. Volunteers were alerted to the plight of the dogs and arrived at the home on Monday (19/08) to finally rescue the animals and give them all a good meal. The pooches are now recovering with helpers from Watchdog Thailand and have even been 'adopted' by the country's King, who heard about their treatment and ordered his household to fund their recovery.
They were abandoned by their owner (Picture: ViralPress)
NEWS COPY - WITH VIDEO AND PICTURES This is the harrowing moment 15 skeletal Great Danes were rescued after being left to starve at an abandoned breeding farm. The neglected pooches were had been living at the house in??Pathum Thani, central Thailand, before the owner fled several weeks ago.?? With nobody to care for them, they were not properly fed and lost so much weight that their bones were poking through their fur. Volunteers were alerted to the plight of the dogs and arrived at the home on Monday (19/08) to finally rescue the animals and give them all a good meal. The pooches are now recovering with helpers from Watchdog Thailand and have even been 'adopted' by the country's King, who heard about their treatment and ordered his household to fund their recovery.
Volunteers rescued the dogs after a relative reported the case (Picture: ViralPress)

A housekeeper named only as Nui, 50, allowed them into the property and a vet was able to feed and treat the dogs.

The animals were then relocated to the Livestock Development’s Animal Centre to recover their mental and physical health, before King Rama X announced he would adopt them.

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They are now recovering with help from Watchdog Thailand and the monarch is covering the cost of their treatment, food and ongoing care. He ordered his household to adopt all of the Great Danes at the Animal Welfare Division after hearing what had happened.
NEWS COPY - WITH VIDEO AND PICTURES This is the harrowing moment 15 skeletal Great Danes were rescued after being left to starve at an abandoned breeding farm. The neglected pooches were had been living at the house in??Pathum Thani, central Thailand, before the owner fled several weeks ago.?? With nobody to care for them, they were not properly fed and lost so much weight that their bones were poking through their fur. Volunteers were alerted to the plight of the dogs and arrived at the home on Monday (19/08) to finally rescue the animals and give them all a good meal. The pooches are now recovering with helpers from Watchdog Thailand and have even been 'adopted' by the country's King, who heard about their treatment and ordered his household to fund their recovery.
They were confined to cages (Picture: ViralPress)
NEWS COPY - WITH VIDEO AND PICTURES This is the harrowing moment 15 skeletal Great Danes were rescued after being left to starve at an abandoned breeding farm. The neglected pooches were had been living at the house in??Pathum Thani, central Thailand, before the owner fled several weeks ago.?? With nobody to care for them, they were not properly fed and lost so much weight that their bones were poking through their fur. Volunteers were alerted to the plight of the dogs and arrived at the home on Monday (19/08) to finally rescue the animals and give them all a good meal. The pooches are now recovering with helpers from Watchdog Thailand and have even been 'adopted' by the country's King, who heard about their treatment and ordered his household to fund their recovery.
Vets treated the dogs after their rescue (Picture: ViralPress)
NEWS COPY - WITH VIDEO AND PICTURES This is the harrowing moment 15 skeletal Great Danes were rescued after being left to starve at an abandoned breeding farm. The neglected pooches were had been living at the house in??Pathum Thani, central Thailand, before the owner fled several weeks ago.?? With nobody to care for them, they were not properly fed and lost so much weight that their bones were poking through their fur. Volunteers were alerted to the plight of the dogs and arrived at the home on Monday (19/08) to finally rescue the animals and give them all a good meal. The pooches are now recovering with helpers from Watchdog Thailand and have even been 'adopted' by the country's King, who heard about their treatment and ordered his household to fund their recovery.
The dogs are now recovering their physical and mental health (Picture: ViralPress)
A spokesman said: ‘We have received a Royal command from His Majesty The King. His Royal Highness has commanded a delegation to adopt the dogs at the Animal Welfare Division.’

Police are now investigating the former owner, who is reportedly unemployed after abandoning the farm.

They are likely to face punishment under the Cruelty Prevention and Welfare of Animal Act.