Feeding Program and Well being of Vikhroli street dogs | Milaap
Feeding Program and Well being of Vikhroli street dogs
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  • Danielle

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    Danielle Singh
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My family has been feeding the local strays (our extended family) for more than 30 years all over Kannamwar Nagar. I began animal welfare 20 years ago.
Not just feeding, we take care of them like our own, medicine, healthy food, sterilization, vaccinations etc.
Till a few years ago I managed it all on my own with help from my brother.till one night I was hit by a stranger on my head whilst feeding strays. No external injuries however it aggravated elsewhere. I am a Hemophilia patient and suffer from a bleeding disorder, this hit on my head impacted my bleeding problem and left me struggling to walk properly at times, at times the left side of my body goes limp. That left me in not such a good position to work full time.
Although I tried my best but failed miserably. With help from a few friends and my brother, I continued feeding and taking care of my extended family. However, with the number that grew from 160 to 250 that we feed today, it's getting difficult to manage food medication and other expenses for these 4 legged babies.

Hence I've put up this campaign for help. As I can't let them starve. They come to my door with so much hope for a meal. We begin feeding anytime between 11 pm & 12 midnight because that's when the streets are quiet and they come out to eat peacefully.
I feed them 1 full meal at night and some snacks during the day which comprises of some chicken chunks, milk, and biscuits.
Abt 60 get fed in the noon and the bigger group at night.
Their food includes vitamins, calcium and medicine as needed to keep them healthy and fit as they live a life on the streets.
We have a daily cook up of 50 kgs rice, 20 kg dal, 40 kgs chicken & chicken wastes, bread wastes from the local sandwich guy/bread shop etc, all of this once cooked gets mixed together like a nice mix and served to them.
We have many senior dogs so we have to ensure no one misses a meal.
We now have a trolley on which we cart the food around to serve to our extended family.
Every alternate day in the summer and daily in the winter we give them each an egg mixed in their meal along with some chicken liver, to keep their system well.
Not just feeding, we also do rescue work, send to the hospital if needed, but most of the times I do all of it on the streets itself.( Cleaning maggot wounds, dressing wounds etc).
There are days when we have to rush out of our beds in the middle of the night when someone comes calling about an accident case, then somehow sort out the wound and heal on the spot or make arrangements to send to the nearest hospital.all of this costs a lot
Am hoping I'll be ok to work someday, so I won't have to ask for help to feed my large family.
There have been numerous assaults on mum n me but we continue our feeding.

We have been covered by media as well:

Boon to dog lovers who feed 220 strays in Vikhroli via @dna  http://dnai.in/fpz3

This Vikhroli family has been feeding stray dogs for more than 30 years - http://www.dnaindia.com/locality/mumbai-north-east/vikhroli-family-has-been-feeding-stray-dogs-more-30-years-84211

In the name of Charlie! Every dog in Vikhroli to have a feast via @dna  http://dnai.in/f9Hj

Animal activist assaulted for feeding stray dogs - https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/crime/animal-activist-assaulted-for-feeding-stray-dogs/articleshow/57738809.cms

Mumbai's Secret Santas: Meet Danielle Singh, the dog whisperer of Kannamwar Nagar - https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/other/mumbais-secret-santas-meet-danielle-singh-the-dog-whisperer-of-kannamwar-nagar/articleshow/62211219.cms

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