I live in a gated community called Bellezea spread over 100 acres in Narayanaghatta in Bangalore.
I had to visit the workers' camp for some reason and was shocked to see about 35 little pups running around.When we did a count of the Indies we realised that we had about 90 dogs.
Typically these dogs breed about twice a year and each litter has about 5-6 pups. I was told that we had only about 15 dogs two years ago. I decided I needed to do something so I contacted CUPA who told me that it is illegal to try to relocate them. They advised us to neuter and vaccinate as many dogs as possible. They would do that for us for a charge of 1700Rs per dog and then drop them back.
I raised money from the community but it was not sufficient to neuter all the dogs so we decided we would focus on the females as that would at least contain the numbers and prevent further births.
As our community is spread over 100 acres, catching the females was not easy as they would pick up the scent of the nets and run and hide. I started feeding them so they would allow me close to them and this enabled us to spay and vaccinate about 45 females who are now back in Bellezea.
I continue to feed them and other dogs as well.I feed them twice a day.
I was working until recently but am now retired. I continue to feed them with the support of family.
My aim is to neuter/spay and vaccinate all our Indies. And if I have the funds I would like to extend this beyond Bellezea to the neighboring areas so that we can control the Indie population. It is heartbreaking to see dogs and pups run over by vehicles on our roads.
I seek donations from all dog lovers and sympathizers so that I can do this without depending on my family for more support.