Sulakshmi Das Gupta, is a 64-year-old resident of Delhi. What separates her from the others is she is a mother to 550+ dogs straying in numerous streets of Delhi. She feeds them, gets them medical attention, nourishes them and ensures that none of them dies of starvation.
What started as a routine of feeding 10-15 dogs, 15 years ago has now turned into an organisation known Swargasaathi Charitable Trust. Swargasaathi is a team 8 people who ensure the well-being of more than 550+ dogs in Delhi through their flagship initiative 'Feedstrays'.
The FeedStrays Programme, covers roughly about 30km radius and feeds more than 550 dogs daily.
The FeedStrays Programme not only feeds, but provides medical attention and care on an average to almost 20 dogs daily, along with vaccinations as well as finding new homes for new born.
The other activities include:
· Medical Aid to Stray Dogs
An normal day for Swargasaathi Team:
Below is a breakdown of the total cost that will be incurred by the team in next 4 months.
4.5 lakhs: For food items like rice, meat, vegetables, milk, biscuits, eggs for the weak and the new born puppies.
1 lakh: For cooking gas (for the 10-12 hours of cooking every day), paper plates to serve 550+ strays, washing and cleaning.
75,000: Fuel for 2 cars (one for feeding at appx. 70-75 different spots, and the other for picking the strays for neutering, first-aid, hospitalisation etc.)
2.5 lakhs: For salary for 5 (helper for cooking, one driver, two attendants for distribution of food and another to attend the strays and one maid to wash pots and pans used to cook for 550+ strays).
1.25 lakhs: For operations for neutering for birth control, general medicines for fever and other general health issues, injections, antibiotics, x-rays, plastering, amputation, skin problems.
The total cost comes to Rs 1,000,000 for 4 months.
Every little contribution will help the team continue the brilliant work they do.
You can also do a bank transfer to the below mentioned account setup for this fundraising campaign:
- Account number: 8080808010104782
- Account name: Swargasaathi Charitable Trust
- IFSC code: YESB0CMSNOC