Cherai Tails began in 2017 evolving quickly into a small family, one human service provider and an ever expanding and contracting number of dogs. At first, we looked after mom's and pups on the beach, feeding, vaccinating & sterilizing the pups, we had no where for the adults to recoup. Using Facebook as Cherai Tails we posted videos & stories occasionally attracting adopters for pups. Local objections to our feeding without any panchayat support led me to take pups in crisis in. Since then when we are contacted or find pups, if all at base are vaccinated we take the pups in. We have also taken some breeders cast offs and rescued the odd adult, lack of space, working largely alone and being in rented property limits the amount of dogs we can bring in.
We can't do quantity so we do everything we can for those we work with. High protein cooked meals, spot on, worming, dried food, medical treatment, illuminous collars, shelters for moms and babies and in the summer months we do water bowls. We deliver to good homes, as far as Bangalore and all over Kerala. We stay in touch with adopters, helping in any way we can.
We have worked with over 700 dogs and are blessed to have a wonderful government veterinary team who regularly work out of hours to sterilize for us.
For the last year we have rented a unit which allows us to look after recovering adult dogs after sterilization. We have also noticed a web of kind contacts developing, with local feeders and occasional volunteers. Now moving forward we aim to work with the state government veterinary association to start a mobile sterilization unit that will move into a community and work with animal owners, community pets etc sterilizing and vaccinating in situ. So improving awareness and understanding within the community along with proactive support.
We are entirely reliant on community support for food and funds and have only been able to help any because of the amazing kindness and trust of cherai tails supporters.