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26th August 2016
Hi everyone

Amee and her pooches have been covered in a blog on the platform The Optimist Citizen. Do visit!

http://www.theoptimistcitizen.com/amee-mendez-rescuing-53-dogs-in-bengaluru/
https://milaap.org/stories/fundraisingtosupportrescueddogs

There is still a long way to go for the campaign target. Please help us to spread the news.
Hi everyone

Amee and her pooches have been covered in a blog on the platform The Optimist Citizen. Do visit!

http://www.theoptimistcitizen.com/amee-mendez-rescuing-53-dogs-in-bengaluru/
https://milaap.org/stories/fundraisingtosupportrescueddogs

There is still a long way to go for the campaign target. Please help us to spread the news.
16th August 2016
Dear Supporters,

I am Sudhakar, a Milaap Open Fellow in Bengaluru. On 24th July 2016, I dropped in to meet Amee and her angels at her residence. 
As Vishnu mentioned in the previous update, Meenu, a labrador, was one of the most enthusiastic dogs I have ever met. She climbed on to me as soon as I entered the house and  craved for my attention most of the time I was there, not letting anyone else come near me. Amee has aptly named her Facebook page ‘Amee’s Angels’. Every one of her angels looked very healthy and fun loving.


The only room that was untouched by dogs until a few days back was Amee’s bedroom. Buffy, a pug, seemed a bit aloof. Initially, he refused to come out of the bedroom.  Amee’  room has also been taken over by her angels now. . 
Amee has hired two people who help her take care of her angels when she is at work from  9:30 am to 10:30 pm at Tesco. They work full time and stay in the same premises. Their salaries are sponsored by two families every month. With only a day off every week, they find very little time for themselves. I met her on the weekend when Kabali had realised. (Do away with complex sentences. Make them as simple as possible.) Amee was generous enough to gift them a ticket each for Rajnikanth’s superhit movie as a reward for their dedication 24*7.

A friend of Amee had observed that all names of her angels were English names. Amee had then promised that the next dog that she rescues would have a Hindi name and she named the next one  Panduranga. Jitender, one of her employees, wants to name dogs after his favourite Bollywood actresses. To Jitender’s dismay, Amee who is not a movie buff didn’t let him do that.. 
Jitender kept running behind a puppy, most of the time. On asking him the reason, he said, “She is so tiny that she keeps on trying to escape the compound through a small gap between the gates. Her head gets stuck in between the gates and she starts to cry.” I also saw a dog jump over the wall and then roam around the periphery of her house. When I asked Amee if there were any incidents where a dog had escaped “Even if they leave, they all come back eventually.” I was wondering that with the way Amee takes care of her angels, no one would ever think of leaving. 

One of Amee’s angels, Raja ran off one day in the afternoon when the main gate was open for a while. Raja was a dog who rescued from a house where he was about to get killed and Amee was very attached to him. “We looked frantically everywhere around the locality for the entire day. At 1 am, someone knocked on the door with Raja alongside him and I was so relieved”. 
While we were talking, Amee had another visitor who was planning to build a website for her. She got busy talking to him and I got busy with all the enthusiastic dogs, who were just done with breakfast. With Meenu finally gone to sleep, I got a chance to play with all others. I don’t think she left me alone for one moment in the first one hour I was there. 

The landowner of Amee’s flat and plot has been quite supportive. He has also promised to get a compound wall constructed around the entire plot. This would give her angels a lot of area to play in. But that is stuck currently for the want of permissions from surrounding plot owners. 

The monthly expenditure towards food, medicines and all other requirements has almost reached Rs. 100000 with the count of dogs now at 53. The funds that you guys had contributed towards medicines and food for a couple of months. Amee says “There are a few generous people  who keep donating rice, chicken and dog food. But, with the spiralling costs and growing number of angels, it becomes difficult to manage the situation of funds every once in a while.”

I have never had pets and I have become a dog lover with just one visit to Amee’s place. Please help Amee reach her campaign’s goal by spreading the word amongst your friends and family.
Dear Supporters,

I am Sudhakar, a Milaap Open Fellow in Bengaluru. On 24th July 2016, I dropped in to meet Amee and her angels at her residence. 
As Vishnu mentioned in the previous update, Meenu, a labrador, was one of the most enthusiastic dogs I have ever met. She climbed on to me as soon as I entered the house and  craved for my attention most of the time I was there, not letting anyone else come near me. Amee has aptly named her Facebook page ‘Amee’s Angels’. Every one of her angels looked very healthy and fun loving.


The only room that was untouched by dogs until a few days back was Amee’s bedroom. Buffy, a pug, seemed a bit aloof. Initially, he refused to come out of the bedroom.  Amee’  room has also been taken over by her angels now. . 
Amee has hired two people who help her take care of her angels when she is at work from  9:30 am to 10:30 pm at Tesco. They work full time and stay in the same premises. Their salaries are sponsored by two families every month. With only a day off every week, they find very little time for themselves. I met her on the weekend when Kabali had realised. (Do away with complex sentences. Make them as simple as possible.) Amee was generous enough to gift them a ticket each for Rajnikanth’s superhit movie as a reward for their dedication 24*7.

A friend of Amee had observed that all names of her angels were English names. Amee had then promised that the next dog that she rescues would have a Hindi name and she named the next one  Panduranga. Jitender, one of her employees, wants to name dogs after his favourite Bollywood actresses. To Jitender’s dismay, Amee who is not a movie buff didn’t let him do that.. 
Jitender kept running behind a puppy, most of the time. On asking him the reason, he said, “She is so tiny that she keeps on trying to escape the compound through a small gap between the gates. Her head gets stuck in between the gates and she starts to cry.” I also saw a dog jump over the wall and then roam around the periphery of her house. When I asked Amee if there were any incidents where a dog had escaped “Even if they leave, they all come back eventually.” I was wondering that with the way Amee takes care of her angels, no one would ever think of leaving. 

One of Amee’s angels, Raja ran off one day in the afternoon when the main gate was open for a while. Raja was a dog who rescued from a house where he was about to get killed and Amee was very attached to him. “We looked frantically everywhere around the locality for the entire day. At 1 am, someone knocked on the door with Raja alongside him and I was so relieved”. 
While we were talking, Amee had another visitor who was planning to build a website for her. She got busy talking to him and I got busy with all the enthusiastic dogs, who were just done with breakfast. With Meenu finally gone to sleep, I got a chance to play with all others. I don’t think she left me alone for one moment in the first one hour I was there. 

The landowner of Amee’s flat and plot has been quite supportive. He has also promised to get a compound wall constructed around the entire plot. This would give her angels a lot of area to play in. But that is stuck currently for the want of permissions from surrounding plot owners. 

The monthly expenditure towards food, medicines and all other requirements has almost reached Rs. 100000 with the count of dogs now at 53. The funds that you guys had contributed towards medicines and food for a couple of months. Amee says “There are a few generous people  who keep donating rice, chicken and dog food. But, with the spiralling costs and growing number of angels, it becomes difficult to manage the situation of funds every once in a while.”

I have never had pets and I have become a dog lover with just one visit to Amee’s place. Please help Amee reach her campaign’s goal by spreading the word amongst your friends and family.
13th May 2016
Dear supporters,

I met with Amee at her dog shelter outside Bangalore a couple of weeks back. The shelter is a big compound with more than 45 dogs in the premises. Amee runs this shelter with the help of a caretaker. The dogs in this shelter come from different backgrounds. There are stray dogs, there are rescued dogs and then there are dogs that were born in her shelter. The first dog to greet me was Meenu. Meenu is a Labrador who was brought up by a breeder in a cage until she was rescued and brought to Amee. Free as a bird, and amongst loving company now, Meenu cannot control her excitement. She jumps with joy at anyone who walks into the shelter. The most lovable of all the dogs, she followed me everywhere I went. 
Amee then narrated chilling stories about each of her dogs. From her first rescue of a stray pup, that she spotted on her way back from her work nearly a decade ago to her current setup that provides a loving home for nearly 50 dogs, Amee has come a long way. Her passion and commitment towards the cause she is fighting for is admirable. Despite several obstacles, she keeps moving forward.
She then took me to her terrace and introduced me to a few pups she had recently brought into the shelter. When they came in, they had a rare skin disease that had left them bare-skinned, without any fur coat. Fortunately, only after a couple of weeks of living in the shelter, the pups started recovering. Now, they have begun growing black fluffy coats. A few of them will even be up for adoption in the next couple of weeks.  
In the hall of the house in the shelter, there was a large table full of just medicines. Most dogs that come to the shelter have some sort of medical condition. There are also constant infection outbreaks in the shelter. If one dog is affected, close friends of his/her’s catch the infection too. A lot of medicines are required to treat the dogs and the costs for which are quite high. Amee spends a lot on their food as well. It is important to keep their nutrition levels as high as  possible. All dogs are fed chicken and rice twice a day. Amee also needs funds to build a fence around a plot of land in front of her shelter. The plot belongs to the shelter. Fencing the plot will give Amee the freedom to let her dogs roam around it. This will double the size of the shelter and give the dogs the much needed breathing space. 
They say that passion is a positive obsession. No wonder, Amee does so much for the dogs.  Amee always puts the needs of her dogs above her own needs. She has single-handedly made a difference to so many lives  owing to her passion for animals. Below are some pictures I took at the shelter.





Dear supporters,

I met with Amee at her dog shelter outside Bangalore a couple of weeks back. The shelter is a big compound with more than 45 dogs in the premises. Amee runs this shelter with the help of a caretaker. The dogs in this shelter come from different backgrounds. There are stray dogs, there are rescued dogs and then there are dogs that were born in her shelter. The first dog to greet me was Meenu. Meenu is a Labrador who was brought up by a breeder in a cage until she was rescued and brought to Amee. Free as a bird, and amongst loving company now, Meenu cannot control her excitement. She jumps with joy at anyone who walks into the shelter. The most lovable of all the dogs, she followed me everywhere I went. 
Amee then narrated chilling stories about each of her dogs. From her first rescue of a stray pup, that she spotted on her way back from her work nearly a decade ago to her current setup that provides a loving home for nearly 50 dogs, Amee has come a long way. Her passion and commitment towards the cause she is fighting for is admirable. Despite several obstacles, she keeps moving forward.
She then took me to her terrace and introduced me to a few pups she had recently brought into the shelter. When they came in, they had a rare skin disease that had left them bare-skinned, without any fur coat. Fortunately, only after a couple of weeks of living in the shelter, the pups started recovering. Now, they have begun growing black fluffy coats. A few of them will even be up for adoption in the next couple of weeks.  
In the hall of the house in the shelter, there was a large table full of just medicines. Most dogs that come to the shelter have some sort of medical condition. There are also constant infection outbreaks in the shelter. If one dog is affected, close friends of his/her’s catch the infection too. A lot of medicines are required to treat the dogs and the costs for which are quite high. Amee spends a lot on their food as well. It is important to keep their nutrition levels as high as  possible. All dogs are fed chicken and rice twice a day. Amee also needs funds to build a fence around a plot of land in front of her shelter. The plot belongs to the shelter. Fencing the plot will give Amee the freedom to let her dogs roam around it. This will double the size of the shelter and give the dogs the much needed breathing space. 
They say that passion is a positive obsession. No wonder, Amee does so much for the dogs.  Amee always puts the needs of her dogs above her own needs. She has single-handedly made a difference to so many lives  owing to her passion for animals. Below are some pictures I took at the shelter.