Joy was the last one of the litter as all of his siblings succumbed to Parvo and other diseases. I couldn't see him shiver so held him in my lap, and made frantic calls to everyone on my contact list to find him a foster for the night. A kind boy agreed but he left for Punjab the next and Joy came back to me.
After 50+ calls and a dozen of foster rejections/dumps, I decided to keep Joy in a paid foster because dropping him back to the park wasn't an option and people who impulsively agreed to foster for free backed out last minute.
Till now, the bills have already amounted to 2k+ (INR) and I need to pay 1700/- for Joy's foster till Nov 20 again this Sunday and get him vaccinated (9 in one; will handle on my own).
I am raising 24000/- to cover the foster stay and care costs for Joy for the next 100-120 days. The vet has recommended a distemper test which we will soon be getting done at Friendicoes/Vetlab.
As of now, Joy is a healthy, sweet-natured puppy who loves attention and likes to cuddle. I am keen on finding him a forever home so I don't have to drop him back to the park where his entire family succumbed to back to back anonymous, sad deaths.
I am trying to raise sufficient funds to cover the minimum foster care expenses so I can completely focus on getting Joy adopted asap.
Joy and 6 siblings lost their mother soon after they were born. The former caretaker didn't have a place to keep them so he made a makeshift home for them at a park nearby but sadly, the puppies began dying one by one.
The kind vet at Friendicoes, Delhi provided treatment for Parvo but only Joy kicked through the sickness. The last one of the litter, Joy even sustained a maggot wound right under his tail and around his rectum.
Joy was extremely scared and cold on the evening of Oct 27. When I found him, I immediately decided to bring him home against the apathetic suggestions of many who recommended me to leave Joy back at the work because nobody adopts desi boys.
Why am I fundraising?
I take care of more than a dozen more dogs near my office in East Delhi. Although, sometime back, I decided to not take on cases that I couldn't support financially, I couldn't leave Joy to die in that park alone. The evening I found him, he was in a horrible condition. Since, the climate is just getting colder, he really needs a home. Since, he's young enough and just as cute, I am positive that a happy ending will happen.
Note: Drop me a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'd be happy to answer all of your queries or provide critical details as needed to keep this as transparent as possible.
- Sonal Sharma/Tatla