We'd like to introduce you to all the dogs we rescued and give you a short glimpse of their stories:
Myra was born on a busy roadside in November 2019. While all her siblings found homes she was left unwanted because Indians do not prefer adopting female dogs. The survival of a lone puppy is always difficult. Myra's mother also ran away and could not be found even after months of searching. Myra has been in foster care ever since and waiting to fly to Canada to her forever home.
Maggie was rescued from the streets of Panjab University where 2 of her siblings had been victims of car accidents. Her third sibling Barfi was also hit by an Innova but survived only to die of distemper a month later. We did not want Maggie to meet the same fate as her siblings and hence took her off the streets in June 2020 so she could have a chance at a long, happy life. She is in foster care with Niyati and waiting to fly.
Chocolate was abandoned by his owner during the third of week of the Covid-19 lockdown in India. He was a small 4 month old puppy wearing a bright red collar and dodging traffic when we first spotted him. He was constantly being attacked by territorial dogs and he was also chased and hit by humans in the neighborhood he tried to settle in. He was up for adoption for good two months but all adopters backed out and no one wanted Chocolate. That's when we found a rescue in Canada willing to find Chocolate a good home there. He has been waiting to fly to Canada since May 2020.
Lily was rescued after she met with a really bad accident. She could not be left on the same roads after her treatment as there was a high probability of her getting hit again. She was also put up for adoption locally but nobody reached out to adopt Lily.
Frooti when rescued was in really bad shape. Her leg was severely injured. So much so that it required amputation. Had she not been rescued on time, she might not have survived at all. There were no chances of Frooti finding an adopter in India as adoptions of special needs Indie dogs are almost unheard of in India. Frooti is now in foster care with Niyati and waiting to fly abroad.
Cheeku was rescued in February 2020 after she met with an accident and later suffered a dog bite. She has been in foster care with Niyati ever since and waiting for her flight to forever home.
Sugar was tied to a School Bus for 12 days before her rescue. A lot of us posted and shared her local adoption appeals regularly and rigourously but she could not find a single adopter. Now she is in foster care with Niyati and waiting to fly to her forever home.
Mango was rescued from the streets when it was found that he has some difficulty in vision. It was later found that he is partially blind making his survival on the streets extremely challenging.
Apple is our youngest rescue pup. Apple was dumped inside the University gate with a severe fracture in the hind leg. When she was just recovering from that fracture she got hot by a car again. She vomitted stomachs full of blood after the incident and also vomitted a whole 5-ply surgical mask she might have water out of hunger. She was taken off the streets as it was extremely difficult for her to survive there. She will now be flying abroad and finding a good forever family.
All 10 of them will be headed to IndieLove Foster care in Gurgaon this month (November 2020) right after Diwali as there are niether volunteer fosterers nor economical paid boarding facilities in Chandigarh. They will be staying at IndieLove till their flights have been arranged which is taking longer than usual due to the pandemic.
We also need to raise funds for the spay surgeries of Chiku, Myra, Sugar, Frooti and Apple which will cost 2000 each, so that adds up to INR 10,000.
Lastly, we are looking to raise 14,000 for the transportation of 10 dogs from Chandigarh to Gurgaon. They will be going in two different vehicles, five dogs each in one vehicle. Our paralyzed dog Bali, from the Department of Zoology, Panjab University will also be travelling along with these 10 dogs to a beautiful shelter in Noida that will be his home for the rest of his life.
Please also reach out to us on Instagram @_doggiefied_ if you know of anyone flying to Canada by Air Canada, KLM or Qatar Airways.