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Help Sameer feed and take care of 400+ injured and abandoned animals


Kalote Animal Trust came into existence in November, 2017. Although the shelter officially became a trust only in Nov '17, Sameer Vohra, the founder of the shelter has been rescuing animals since 2002. As a child, Sameer always loved being with animals and rescued injured dogs, birds and many other animals.


In 2002, Sameer decided to settle in Lonavala with no idea of what destiny had in store. Appalled by the state of the animals in the area, Sameer began rescuing and rehabilitating them at his home. His first rescue was a hit and run case where he managed to save a dog and give him another chance at life. After that, there was no looking back.


As the number of animals grew, Sameer ran the shelter with the money he made from his job and the few donations he could muster from friends and family who believed in his cause. Till a chance meeting with Sridhar Gorthi and Munish Makhija changed everything. Together they decided to start The Kalote Animal Trust, a place where the animals can roam free on a beautiful piece of land in Kalote, on the outskirts of Mumbai. But the journey has only just begun and The Kalote Animal Trust is looking for sponsors and partners who believe in the cause of animal welfare as passionately as it does.


Every animal at Kalote has been rescued from a difficult past, and has a story to tell. Today, there are 400+ animals at the shelter which includes dogs, cats, cows, donkeys, monkeys, birds, pigs, etc.

The monthy costs of running the shelter
“The Kalote Animal Trust is a labour of love. We try to keep costs at a bare minimum without compromising on the quality of life of the animals. But it is an uphill task as we do not have regular sponsors and currently we run on the goodwill donations of people. However, these donations are sporadic and we are looking for sponsors and partners who can donate regularly to our cause.”, says Sameer.


Sameer says, “Monthly expenses go up to 3-4 lakhs a month which includes staff salaries, vet bills, food and maintenance costs over all. We are stuck in neck deep bills and debts.” The shelter runs on donations from individuals who believe in the cause.  But the donations are one off and sporadic. Sameer would like to have regular donors, as that takes the pressure off in handling the daily costs of running the shelter.


Currently The Kalote Animal Trust is running at a place which is about half an acre (20,000 sq feet.) But this is insufficient to accommodate more animals and the added enclosures needed for the wildlife. So, Sameer has put a down payment on 2 acres of land (Approx. 80,000 sq feet) adjacent to the property. Sameer says, “The aim is to build state-of-the-art enclosures for our rehab program, as well as to grow our own fodder for our grazing animals. “



In the months of summer, from February to July, there is no grass left to graze for the cows, donkeys, horses and other animals. So all the feed has to be bought which proves to be very expensive. With the help of more land, Sameer can grow the feed needed for the grazing animals which will significantly reduce his burden to buy expensive feed from outside during summer months.

However, he is a long way from owning the extra land and he is looking for donors who can support him and help make his dream a reality. Please do come forward and donate whatever you can!
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13th February 2020


Dear Supporters,

Thank you, everyone, who has donated. Today we have taken in a great dane pup who was abandoned by his owner.

Thank you all for your support. We now know that with supporters like you all, we can rescue and help so many more.

Please keep supporting and sharing the campaign.

Regards,
Sameer Vohra.


Dear Supporters,

Thank you, everyone, who has donated. Today we have taken in a great dane pup who was abandoned by his owner.

Thank you all for your support. We now know that with supporters like you all, we can rescue and help so many more.

Please keep supporting and sharing the campaign.

Regards,
Sameer Vohra.
5th February 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you so much for all the support that you have given us. We are humbled and will always be grateful.

 The funds that we have received from you will definitely make a difference in the lives of the animals here at Kalote Trust. As far as our work is concerned, there is a lot that needs to be done and the need ever-increasing. We wish to build a new shelter home for which we'd require to acquire land, this will cost us approx 60 lacs. With this we also need to build the storage room, enclosure and boundary for the infrastructure as we need to fence the property with the best, these will cost us a minimum of 40 lacs. Our monthly need for the shelter home is also getting higher because of the increase in animals here. A detailed report will be posted so you know what we are doing at every point. We are a small team working full-time to give the animals the life they deserve. Any of this will not be possible without you.

We are hopeful that with the money raised we will be able to cover some of these needs. Continual support from your end is needed at this hour.
Dear Supporters,

Thank you so much for all the support that you have given us. We are humbled and will always be grateful.

 The funds that we have received from you will definitely make a difference in the lives of the animals here at Kalote Trust. As far as our work is concerned, there is a lot that needs to be done and the need ever-increasing. We wish to build a new shelter home for which we'd require to acquire land, this will cost us approx 60 lacs. With this we also need to build the storage room, enclosure and boundary for the infrastructure as we need to fence the property with the best, these will cost us a minimum of 40 lacs. Our monthly need for the shelter home is also getting higher because of the increase in animals here. A detailed report will be posted so you know what we are doing at every point. We are a small team working full-time to give the animals the life they deserve. Any of this will not be possible without you.

We are hopeful that with the money raised we will be able to cover some of these needs. Continual support from your end is needed at this hour.
30th January 2020
Dear Supporters,

A BIG Thank you to all who have donated. The support we have received along with so many messages of encouragement has been overwhelming.
We request that everyone to please keep sharing as well as follow us on Facebook @Kalote Animal Trust. We still have a long way to go to hit our target.

Regards,
Sameer Vohra


Dear Supporters,

A BIG Thank you to all who have donated. The support we have received along with so many messages of encouragement has been overwhelming.
We request that everyone to please keep sharing as well as follow us on Facebook @Kalote Animal Trust. We still have a long way to go to hit our target.

Regards,
Sameer Vohra


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Rs.4,470 raised

Goal: Rs.300,000

15 Days to go

Beneficiary: Kalote Animal T... info_outline

Supporters (2)

DS
Dilbag donated Rs.2,100

Thank you so much Sameer for giving so much affection and care to the wonderful loving creatures of god who add so much light and joy to all of our lives

FS
Fenja donated $34.10