Report by Ingrid Tscharntke
For six years now, I live in Tamil Nadu in the south east of India. Soon I have been confronted with the agony of the stray dogs. Together with some animal loving people, I succeed in building a small shelter. So we can care about a lot abandoned and left puppies. But unfortunately most of them were so sick that we could just accompany them on their last way.
We actually had no water and no medical supply. Then, two years ago, the shelter had been closed because the space was needed for a coach parking area and we had to think over what we could do now.
In the meantime I could win an Indian veterinary, who has a lot of experiences in sterilization and castration. With the help and donations of German friends we started a new project: One week per month, we visit the surrounding villages to castrate the dogs, living with Indian people of lower caste.
They are easier to catch than stray dogs and it is a beginning.
In fact a lot of the people in the villages put up with the dogs, but we were also asked to kill them, because no one wants them. The mothers with their puppies often die of starvation.
And I can’t criticize them, when I see how they have to fight for their own survival.
So their only reasonable chance, for you a well-known chance, is the ABC program.
But our donations run out and I really would like to continue this project.
Except of the veterinary, we are all volunteers.
Our wish would be, to have a real mobile hospital some day, so that the dogs can receive follow-up care and be vaccinated. And maybe we have a small property with a fix institution some day.
Even it is just a drop in a bucket, it has to be used. But therefore we need help, urgent help.
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Auroville TN 605 101,
India. Specified AV STRAW
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