TO GO WITH Thailand-floods-weather-animal-technology,FOCUS by Cat Barton
(FILES) This file picture taken on October 18, 2011 shows a Thai soldier carrying a dog as he helps people evacuate the Nava Nakhorn industry estate in Pathum Thani province, suburban Bangkok. It is not just humans who have been suffering during Thailand's worst floods in half a century -- tens of thousands of pets and stray cats and dogs have also been stranded as water levels rise. Their plight has prompted an outpouring of sympathy from city residents, who have mobilised using Facebook and Twitter to set up animal shelters, organise "pet rescue" patrols and provide free medical care to flood-hit pets. AFP PHOTO / FILES / Pornchai KITTIWONGSAKUL (Photo credit should read PORNCHAI KITTIWONGSAKUL/AFP/Getty Images)
When you start feeling like the world is going to hell in a hand basket…think again.