My name is Hirni Bhowmick. I am a caregiver to more than 50 dogs in and around my neighborhood. I daily feed them a nutritious meal, treat them when they are sick or injured, have vaccinated a few, sterilized over 24 dogs. Along with that I try to make people aware of the problems of street animals and help in adoption of orphaned or homeless dogs or cats. I use drools adult dog food for feeding and need about 4-5 bags every month each costing me 1200INR. I must sterilize 40 more dogs of chandannagar to save them from unwanted pregnencies, fatal sickness and cruelties of dog haters. I have a helper for my work who I pay ₹60/day i.e. ₹1800/month. I live in a small town in India where except a handful of vets, paravets and one or two clinics, no shelter or facilities with necessary equipments is present implying that all the sterilization and critical cases must be sent to far away NGOs requiring a lot of money. I earn my living from my part time teaching job two hours away from my house which alone cannot support all this. To put it directly, the lives of 50+ voiceless souls is dependent on your one act of kindness.
This time I am sterilizing 40 dogs from an NGO named Mother's Heart who is charging ₹2500 per dog including their pick up, drop, operation and post operative care. The cost is higher than their usual rate because they have to travel more than 60km each side.
The cost of monthly feeding is:
So the final cost is: ₹201,400/-