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Help Rakesh take care of 850+ abandoned and injured dogs


Update : Thank you donors, for the overwhelming response. Here is a detailed update on the funds raised and the increase in goal amount - https://milaap.org/fundraisers/support-vosd#updates-tab


48-year-old IT entrepreneur, Rakesh Shukla never had a dog growing up. “10 years ago I got my first dog and she’s the only dog that is not a rescue. I had to scramble to get the house prepared. And soon I found another pup that came running to me and I brought her to my office. Eventually I started bringing in dogs that I rescued from the streets to my office and soon I started working on a plan to create a place for them to stay,” says Rakesh.

Soon enough, Rakesh decided to bring any stray or abandoned dog home and has adopted an immense number of dogs. There were protests from his wife in the beginning so he made his office a home for all these dogs. As time went on and the number grew, he bought some land in Dodballapur, outside Bengaluru, where he built a farm to shelter all his dogs. He registered an NGO “Voice of Stray Dogs” (VOSD) to rescue and rehabilitate injured and abandoned dogs.

"We don’t refuse to admit any dog. However, there are guidelines on the kind of rescues we do. We don’t take pets or healthy street dogs. Otherwise, we take in almost every kind of dog that needs help. Diseased dogs, those hit by vehicles, having maggot wounds, and those with disabilities are sheltered and treated", says Rakesh. The farm space is made in a way that the dogs can run around and take a swim whenever they want. He has employed few staff members, who are trained in veterinary aid to look out for the dogs. Today he lives along with and looks after 850+ dogs who came from all across India. Rakesh works remotely from his farm over the internet to run his IT firm in Bangalore and co-ordinates remotely with his colleagues and clients. "As long as I am available over my phone and laptop, my company can run", says Rakesh. From food to medical attention for the sick ones, Rakesh spends almost 15 lakhs every month on VOSD, out of which most of it is paid from his own pocket. Despite financial challenges, Rakesh's resolve made him stand firm on his love for dogs and he never gave up.
Today VOSD is widely recognised as the world’s largest no-kill sanctuary for rescue for stray dogs.  At present there are 800+ stray animals with us including 800 dogs, 7 horses and 10 cows in Rakesh’s privately owned farm. 100% of the animals are kept unchained and in the case of cows and horses they are free grazing. 

Need for quality hospital:
Existing vet expertise is based in Bangalore and dogs have to be taken on an 150km/ 8hr round trip for all diagnosis and hospitalization. VOSD has a barebones medical facility that has 2 OPD’s, a basic surgery. This local facility was built 7 yrs ago when there were 10-20 dogs and there was no plan to expand. Now they have 850+ dogs - all with medical history. Current medical system is optimised for costs, but is (1) logistics intensive (2) creates unnecessary external dependence (3) & long wait times

The proposed VOSD Resident Hospital:
A one time investment of ₹ 50 lacs will dramatically improve healthcare for 850+ animals, increase treatment capacity by upto 200% & reduce monthly costs by ₹ 2 lacs.

Ensuring Local Vet Presence:
● PRESENT: Dogs have to be driven 150km roundtrip for all diagnostics and medical procedures which is easily 5-6hrs of driving and 2-hrs of waiting/inspection time. This is highly stressful for dogs and there is an everyday dependence on vehicles, drivers etc.
● PROPOSED upgrade will ensure residential vet presence locally most of the week
● BENEFITS improves quality and speed of care and will reduce 8-10 trips a month which means will reduce 80-100hrs of driving time for dogs, drivers and handlers. The direct cost impact will b reduction by Rs 75,000-80,000 
monthly in wages and fuel costs.


Diagnostics to be locally available: 
● PRESENT: Currently even basic diagnostics such as blood samples are packed in ice packs and sent to Bangalore or the dog has to be transported. Sometimes this can cause wait times for upto a week because each trip is a 8hr trip with a single vial of blood. At at average 20-30 tests are carried out each month.
● PROPOSED: Blood-diagnostics will be local so tests can be run locally and immediately on any suspicion of symptoms. These will be shared with the vets in Bangalore and treatment started immediately.
● BENEFITS: By improving turn around by 2 days per test we gain a total of 60 days of faster prognosis, Rs 75-100,000 in diagnosis and transport costs per month

Your support will ensure that VOSD can provide the best quality care for these 850+ dogs and give them a chance to lead a happy life.

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26th November 2019
Dear Supporters,

The support we have received from you all have inspired us to do more and have motivated us to work much harder to reach our goal of creating the best sanctuary we can for the animals we have. We are awed by the response we have got from all of you. A big shout out and heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported us by donating, sharing and wishes. Here is the update on how we have utilized the funds you have trusted us with all the details.

We have almost completed our hospital's construction. We have also build a residence for the veterinary doctors who would come down to treat the animals at VOSD.

Here is a video of showing the functional hospital :

https://youtu.be/-wC_ZclGLdA


https://youtu.be/eOSMUwpktoE


https://youtu.be/TH1hF1ZWGqo


https://youtu.be/TWo0RiPu9t0


https://youtu.be/7Qko8rz8gM4





The larger and the more aggressive dogs abandoned that find home at VOSD are now getting sparkling new kennels (which are more spacious) and a pool for swimming and hydrotherapy.

The VOSD Sanctuary Hospital upgrade project is almost complete - take a look at this new place where our largest dogs that need their privacy and independence will run and play! You can also see the pool coming up for them there.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=411043023154613

https://youtu.be/7zWRgkRQKvY




We have also got two new vehicles for transportation of the animals, a Tata Safari Storme and a Tata Winger. Here is the picture of one of them:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=481285462467403




This new bus has everything removed - so it's one large flat bed for the babies. It can comfortably drive 8-10 dogs. Large enough for it to be a temporary room for 3-4 dogs to stay a night in case of emergency. It's got an AC for when the bus is running and fans for the night. Cameras fitted to watch the back.




VOSD just broke ground on the capacity to increase to 1400+ dogs. With the completion of the 10,000+ sq feet Hospital and 50+ high quality kennels averaging 75-100sq feet we're moving on the VOSD Sanctuary expansion project.

Essentially 10 large enclosures with non standard sizes and roofing are being demolished. They have poor utilisation and design and availability of sunlight etc. They are making way for 30 enclosures each of 30*40 feet (that is the size of a house) for a total of 36,000 sq feet (that's the size of a small housing colony). Of this 20,000+ sq feet is land not constructed on currently.

Each of these plots in it's center will have a standard large cemented floored and roofed room with space on all 4 sides for dogs to run. Each such enclosure will house 12-15 dogs giving us a capacity of 400-450 dogs in the new section alone.

Here is the final bill with GST for the hospital construction, veterinary residence and the new additional facility :





Here is a link which has all the bills enclosed :

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JYRD2y6_Y85_HhaS5Ks4lL-LpX87FWwv?usp=sharing

Thank you all once again!
Dear Supporters,

The support we have received from you all have inspired us to do more and have motivated us to work much harder to reach our goal of creating the best sanctuary we can for the animals we have. We are awed by the response we have got from all of you. A big shout out and heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported us by donating, sharing and wishes. Here is the update on how we have utilized the funds you have trusted us with all the details.

We have almost completed our hospital's construction. We have also build a residence for the veterinary doctors who would come down to treat the animals at VOSD.

Here is a video of showing the functional hospital :

https://youtu.be/-wC_ZclGLdA


https://youtu.be/eOSMUwpktoE


https://youtu.be/TH1hF1ZWGqo


https://youtu.be/TWo0RiPu9t0


https://youtu.be/7Qko8rz8gM4





The larger and the more aggressive dogs abandoned that find home at VOSD are now getting sparkling new kennels (which are more spacious) and a pool for swimming and hydrotherapy.

The VOSD Sanctuary Hospital upgrade project is almost complete - take a look at this new place where our largest dogs that need their privacy and independence will run and play! You can also see the pool coming up for them there.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=411043023154613

https://youtu.be/7zWRgkRQKvY




We have also got two new vehicles for transportation of the animals, a Tata Safari Storme and a Tata Winger. Here is the picture of one of them:

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=481285462467403




This new bus has everything removed - so it's one large flat bed for the babies. It can comfortably drive 8-10 dogs. Large enough for it to be a temporary room for 3-4 dogs to stay a night in case of emergency. It's got an AC for when the bus is running and fans for the night. Cameras fitted to watch the back.




VOSD just broke ground on the capacity to increase to 1400+ dogs. With the completion of the 10,000+ sq feet Hospital and 50+ high quality kennels averaging 75-100sq feet we're moving on the VOSD Sanctuary expansion project.

Essentially 10 large enclosures with non standard sizes and roofing are being demolished. They have poor utilisation and design and availability of sunlight etc. They are making way for 30 enclosures each of 30*40 feet (that is the size of a house) for a total of 36,000 sq feet (that's the size of a small housing colony). Of this 20,000+ sq feet is land not constructed on currently.

Each of these plots in it's center will have a standard large cemented floored and roofed room with space on all 4 sides for dogs to run. Each such enclosure will house 12-15 dogs giving us a capacity of 400-450 dogs in the new section alone.

Here is the final bill with GST for the hospital construction, veterinary residence and the new additional facility :





Here is a link which has all the bills enclosed :

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1JYRD2y6_Y85_HhaS5Ks4lL-LpX87FWwv?usp=sharing

Thank you all once again!
9th October 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the tremendous support you have given us, your fast response helped us achieve our goal in short time span. You guys are awesome!

We are posting a quick update here since we are getting a lot of requests asking for an update. Currently, we are working on multiple construction activities in our sanctuary.

Our facility had temporary electric poles which was running through out the facility to provide lights. The wires used to be hanging freely from pole to pole. Due to the rains, the lines are falling and creating a havoc and is becoming a concern for the safety of the animals as well. We are constructing underground electric lines and creating permanent poles for the same. Here are a few photos for the same:



These were the temporary set up and below is the work undergoing for underground power lines:



We have almost finished construction work of the kennels, guest room and the hospital. The guest house is for the volunteers/veterinary doctors who is visiting and staying in the sanctuary. Here is a video showing the work ad buildings:



Here's also a quick look at the work happening at what used to be the enclosure for labs, which had 4500 sq ft was our largest. This is now being converted to a place for the most maladjustment dogs where they can roam free and with their own pool to swim in.



We will be posting a detailed update with the expenditures and other details very soon.

Thank you all once again!

Regards,
Rakesh Shukla
Founder, VOSD
Dear Supporters,

Thank you all for the tremendous support you have given us, your fast response helped us achieve our goal in short time span. You guys are awesome!

We are posting a quick update here since we are getting a lot of requests asking for an update. Currently, we are working on multiple construction activities in our sanctuary.

Our facility had temporary electric poles which was running through out the facility to provide lights. The wires used to be hanging freely from pole to pole. Due to the rains, the lines are falling and creating a havoc and is becoming a concern for the safety of the animals as well. We are constructing underground electric lines and creating permanent poles for the same. Here are a few photos for the same:



These were the temporary set up and below is the work undergoing for underground power lines:



We have almost finished construction work of the kennels, guest room and the hospital. The guest house is for the volunteers/veterinary doctors who is visiting and staying in the sanctuary. Here is a video showing the work ad buildings:



Here's also a quick look at the work happening at what used to be the enclosure for labs, which had 4500 sq ft was our largest. This is now being converted to a place for the most maladjustment dogs where they can roam free and with their own pool to swim in.



We will be posting a detailed update with the expenditures and other details very soon.

Thank you all once again!

Regards,
Rakesh Shukla
Founder, VOSD
25th September 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your continued support for the VOSD Sanctuary. We are truly humbled by your love and kindness.

The support provided to us by Milaap team has been exceptional and I can't thank them enough for giving us this opportunity to connect with all of you through their platform.

As I had shared earlier, we were trying to raise funds for the hospital construction since past 4 years. Few months ago we finally started construction work and thanks to funds raised in this campaign, now the hospital will be completed soon with all of your support. Sharing a few picture of the construction work going on a the VOSD Sanctuary.




Kennel Construction


Hospital Construction

We provide INR tax exemption certificates to the donors who have contributed in Indian National Rupee, please reach out to info@vosd.in, with your payment receipt and details, for availing the same. I will be providing the details of utilization of all the funds which gets transferred to us over the next few months/year. If you have any other queries, feel free to write to VOSD at info@vosd.in 

Your support will allow us to provide a world class hospital for the 850+ rescued dogs, 7 cows and 7 horses of VOSD sanctuary, fund their ongoing care and treatment and also allow us to re-start stray dog rescue services in Bangalore, which we had to suspend years ago. Thank you for making this happen through your kind donations and support.

I appreciate your love, kindness, support, and generosity pouring from all countries around the world.

Regards,
Rakesh Shukla
Founder, VOSD
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your continued support for the VOSD Sanctuary. We are truly humbled by your love and kindness.

The support provided to us by Milaap team has been exceptional and I can't thank them enough for giving us this opportunity to connect with all of you through their platform.

As I had shared earlier, we were trying to raise funds for the hospital construction since past 4 years. Few months ago we finally started construction work and thanks to funds raised in this campaign, now the hospital will be completed soon with all of your support. Sharing a few picture of the construction work going on a the VOSD Sanctuary.




Kennel Construction


Hospital Construction

We provide INR tax exemption certificates to the donors who have contributed in Indian National Rupee, please reach out to info@vosd.in, with your payment receipt and details, for availing the same. I will be providing the details of utilization of all the funds which gets transferred to us over the next few months/year. If you have any other queries, feel free to write to VOSD at info@vosd.in 

Your support will allow us to provide a world class hospital for the 850+ rescued dogs, 7 cows and 7 horses of VOSD sanctuary, fund their ongoing care and treatment and also allow us to re-start stray dog rescue services in Bangalore, which we had to suspend years ago. Thank you for making this happen through your kind donations and support.

I appreciate your love, kindness, support, and generosity pouring from all countries around the world.

Regards,
Rakesh Shukla
Founder, VOSD
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Rs.1,000 raised

Goal: Rs.20,000

Beneficiary: VOSD info_outline

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Keep up the good work. Would love to visit the farm someday.