To manage things better, Praveen started a WhatsApp group with just 6 members and started attending to reported rescue cases full-time. He had no option but to give up his full-time job. Financial help was low, but with his family standing by him, Praveen kept doing whatever he could for the voiceless animals.
In July 2017, he decided to find a better solution to the housing problem for his animals and approached a person with an acre of land in Kanakapura Road. He was aware that it would cost him a lot but his faith in what he was doing was unwavering. He sold his car, pledged his family jewellery to build WSA shelter that you all know today. Although the initially estimated amount was 4 lakh, the expense shot up to 19 lakhs including the maintenance costs. But his commitment towards helping the voiceless was so strong, that he took additional loans, mortgaged the house and decided to dedicate his entire life to the service of animals.
Praveen and his volunteers are taking care of more than 150 animals including dogs, cats, sheep, and cows. The maintenance of the shelter comes close to 1.5 lakh per month (including helper salaries, food, medicine, transport etc). In addition, Praveen has an outstanding loan of 15 lakh to cover. He and his family have given away everything they owned for the sake of WSA shelter. And that’s why we need your help.
We urge you to donate whatever little you can to help Praveen clear outstanding bills that have gone into treating these animals. Your contribution will also help run the shelter smoothly on a monthly basis. Without money, WSA can’t attend to any more rescues, and will not be able to even maintain the animals they have already housed at the shelter.
Praveen believes that even a little bit counts. So if you could sacrifice going out for lunch for one day, and donate to his shelter, then that money could actually help save a life.
Let’s join hands and help Praveen create a better world for animals.
The fund collected from Milaap would be used to complete the shelter construction that had been damaged and halted due to insufficient funds. This will also help us create more space for future rescues and clear the vet bills.
- For construction, the overall expenses we will incur would be 950,258/.[A detailed break down of construction costs have been provided]
- We need to purchase an animal ambulance which would amount to 496,800/-
- We have pending vet bills at Blue Cross and Bangalore Vet Clinic amounting to around 300,000/-
- We need 150,000 to run our shelter that houses over 150 animals. Any additional amount would be used for shelter maintenance and for paying the rent.