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Help Ripley Find Her Forever Home

Hello World, my name is Ripley , and this is my story!

I'm a female indie dog, 10 months old.
I was found tied to a construction site in Delhi in the harsh summer of 2018. I was bleeding all around my neck due to a rope cut, starving till my bones could show, parched, my paws burnt from the hot concrete on the ground, and I had cigarette burns on my hind legs. I had only seen cruelty in the world till then.

My rescuers gave me timely treatment, fed me well, and gave me a love I had never seen before. I learnt toilet training very quickly, received all my vaccinations, and played with my foster family in the afternoons.
Things seemed happy and fine, till I had to fight another battle. Unfortunately, soon after my rescue, I caught meningitis of the neck due to my earlier injuries. This left me completely paralysed, and with high fever. I couldn't move, eat, nor go for toilet. I would keep howling in pain through the day.

I went to several vets across Delhi, all of whom gave up on me, without understanding what I had. Some even wanted to put me down, but my rescuers never gave up on me. Finally, I was treated correctly by the patient team at Friendicoes. After 3 months of daily injections, I have fully recovered and can finally walk and run again!

My doctors and foster family say that I'm "special" - I will always  have a slight limp. This hasn't stopped me from being naughty - I like to sneak up to humans and nuzzle them for attention. I'm very playful and enjoy chewing on my toys (I love basketballs!)
I also love car rides and I'm the perfect road trip companion. My face is glowing and my fur a beautiful golden brown now. I still have some trauma from my past abuse, and I need a patient family who can accommodate my special needs.

For the last 7 months, the wonderful team at Paws for a Cause: NCR Adoptions has been helping me find a forever home. My rescuers are unable to take care of me for much longer, and I've been unable to find a family in India till now.

I now have a family waiting for me in Vancouver, Canada, and I'm looking forward to lifetime of happiness. But I need all of your help and blessings in getting there. I need to raise a large amount of money to fly to my forever home in Canada.

The breakdown of the costs is as follows:
Micro chipping: Rs. 2,500/-
Ticket (for human volunteer, split into the number of dogs travelling with them): Rs. 35,000/-
Paperwork (export permit and health certificate) :Rs. 3,000/-
Excess baggage charge: Rs. 33,000/-
Crate: Rs. 6500/-
Crate training and boarding: Rs. 10,000/-

I hope you can help me reach my forever family. I have escaped abuse, cheated death, and recovered from paralysis. I just want to be a normal puppy again, and every donation, no matter how small, counts.


Ripley, soon after she was rescued
Ripley, soon after she was rescued
Ripley, when she was paralysed due to meningitis of the neck
Ripley, when she was paralysed due to meningitis of the neck
Ripley, after her full recovery
Ripley, after her full recovery
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1st May 2019
Hi Everyone,

Thanks a ton for your support and donations. It means the world to us. Unfortunately, we were unable to raise enough money to send Ripley to Canada. We were also unable to find her the right home abroad.

As her foster, we've taken a very difficult decision - we're going to adopt Ripley. We cannot leave her in a shelter, and at the same time we find it challenging to take care or 2 dogs in a small living space. She is most comfortable and at ease with us and our family. Hence, this is the best decision for Ripley. We understand the journey ahead will be tough, but also emotionally rewarding. Each day with Ripley is a blessing, and she has taught us the importance of strength, fortitude, never giving up; as well as of the healing powers of love.

We will be sharing your donations with two animal welfare NGO partners without whose help Ripley would not be alive today - Friendicoes, and Paws for a Cause. We sincerely hope this is not a problem for you.

We understand  your donations couldn't help us meet our objectives...and that might precipitate a tinge of regret. But at the very least, we would like to take consolation from the little victories - we are completely overwhelmed and grateful that you took the time to read and empathise with Ripley's journey. We hope her story touched you, gives you hope, and that you share such stories in your daily lives and within your network. Life is a fight, and these are the moments and experiences that remind us of how precious life is, and why it's worth fighting for.

We love you all.

~ Noel & Ripley


Hi Everyone,

Thanks a ton for your support and donations. It means the world to us. Unfortunately, we were unable to raise enough money to send Ripley to Canada. We were also unable to find her the right home abroad.

As her foster, we've taken a very difficult decision - we're going to adopt Ripley. We cannot leave her in a shelter, and at the same time we find it challenging to take care or 2 dogs in a small living space. She is most comfortable and at ease with us and our family. Hence, this is the best decision for Ripley. We understand the journey ahead will be tough, but also emotionally rewarding. Each day with Ripley is a blessing, and she has taught us the importance of strength, fortitude, never giving up; as well as of the healing powers of love.

We will be sharing your donations with two animal welfare NGO partners without whose help Ripley would not be alive today - Friendicoes, and Paws for a Cause. We sincerely hope this is not a problem for you.

We understand  your donations couldn't help us meet our objectives...and that might precipitate a tinge of regret. But at the very least, we would like to take consolation from the little victories - we are completely overwhelmed and grateful that you took the time to read and empathise with Ripley's journey. We hope her story touched you, gives you hope, and that you share such stories in your daily lives and within your network. Life is a fight, and these are the moments and experiences that remind us of how precious life is, and why it's worth fighting for.

We love you all.

~ Noel & Ripley


4th February 2019
Dear Supporters,

Here's Ripley running around in a park on a (not so cold) winter afternoon! Let's help her get home!
Please keep sharing the campaign and support her!


Dear Supporters,

Here's Ripley running around in a park on a (not so cold) winter afternoon! Let's help her get home!
Please keep sharing the campaign and support her!


17th January 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the support. We're extending the fundraiser date as we haven't been able to raise enough funds for Ripley to board her flight yet. 

Let's hope we get closer to our target! Keep sharing!

Thank you!
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for the support. We're extending the fundraiser date as we haven't been able to raise enough funds for Ripley to board her flight yet. 

Let's hope we get closer to our target! Keep sharing!

Thank you!
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Rs.17,000 raised

Goal: Rs.90,000

Beneficiary: Noel Thomas info_outline

Supporters (16)

VS
Vaishnavi donated Rs.2,500
GP
Gitanjali donated Rs.250
A
Anonymous donated Rs.500
SR
SAMRIDH RAJ donated Rs.1,000
CD
CHIMI DOLEY donated Rs.100
CD
CHIMI DOLEY donated Rs.100