Before this, each one of these torchbearers were individually involved in caring for dogs, cats and other small & large animals in their neighborhood or near their workplaces.
In no time, these committed volunteers became the brainchild of AWA and started grouping together for better coordination, to help more animals and support each other. More and more like minded people began to send in requests to get involved with us. Today, we have sector wise grouping of volunteers, who report rescues and make themselves available to handle various aspect of animal caregiving.
In the year 2016, Animal Welfare Association organized the first ever "Desi Pup Adoption" Event in Tricity. Since then it has been a continuous process.
While we were committed to rescue and provide treatment to sick and injured animals or finding them forever homes, we knew the cause of such suffering was their multiplying numbers in urban areas, where they scavenge due to the presence of food and garbage. Thus, AWA joined hands with Municipal Corporation, Panchkula to ensure success of the Animal Birth Control program by counselling and involving local dog feeders and encouraging them to get their community dogs sterilized and vaccinated, so human animal conflict is reduced.
We have also extended our work to rescue abandoned pets and rehoming them. In this process, we've also had to take up cruelty cases so that animal rights are not backed down.
AWA further ensures it's civic responsibility to the society, by holding counseling sessions to create understanding of dog behavior to tackle bite cases and cruelty to the animals.
AWA attendant Sandeep Kumar, is excellent with animals and besides rushing the animal to vet, he won't leave any injured unattended, if they can be rehabilitated with basic first aid.
AWA doesn't have a shelter of it's own. We rescue animals, take them to private vets and drop them back if it's safe to and for those we can't put back immediately in their areas, we keep them in paid fosters. Most of our cases are overgrown tumor cases and contagious conditions like Transmissible Venereal Tumor (TVT) which requires weekly vet visits. Then, there are always accidental trauma cases, parvo, distemper, maggot wounds etc.
Our bills are exhaustive and AWA has been running the show with the help of it's supporters.
With a greater vision in mind - to set up a permanent shelter, it is imperative that we appeal for support to a larger audience who would recognise and appreciate our work.
Thus, we request your support towards our fundraiser.