Hi, we are group students and we have started to volunteer for sick and troubled dogs on street in Lucknow. The ones those are old, sick, hungry and abandoned to provide them with food and basic medical help and to ones those are severely hurt or sick to get them professional medical help. It all started in September 2018 when we spotted a dog severely wounded in Aliganj sector Q, he was injured around his neck and by the time we caught hold of him, his wounds were full of maggots, due to the lack of ambulance services for animals on street in Lucknow it was particularly difficult for us to take him to a vet on a regular basis, cabs and other public vehicles did not agree because of his smelly wound hence, it came as a challenge for us to overcome. Along with a few friends of mine we took him to a private clinic, due to its close proximity and started with his full course treatment, and along the lines we discovered that he had a fractured leg too therefore, after continuing his treatment for a period of 12 days we ended up losing him in a road accident and this incident left us disheartened but motivated us to do more for the dogs on street and while we were on it we found a litter of dogs in a nearby park and one of them was severely malnourished and was diagnosed with parvovirus, 5 days of continuous anti-biotic drips, twice a day and food supply for other dogs in the litter started taking a toll on our budget and its then we decided to start with crowd funding so as to be constant with our help and love for our furry friends.
Risk and challenges
The first and the foremost challenge that we face is the lack of availability of subsidized medical help, ambulance services and foster care. It seems a task to us because we are all students with limited pocket money hence, to avail any facility comes to us as a challenge.
How will the funds be used?
We need funds to purchase stuff of basic needs for dogs like, 10 Kg of pedigree which will cost for 1500/- along with packs of milk and bread, basic deworming tablets for adult dogs and liquid ones for puppies, Betadine, Dettol, Negasunt powder and cotton in abundance to curate an emergency medical kit while we are on the go and we would also need to save up money for dogs who are extremely sick and need long term treatment, supplements and medicines. We would also work towards providing the healthy puppers found on street to meet some loving humans find their forever homes.