Earthlings Trust was founded by Sagarika Banerjee and I, Ditej Garg in December 2018. Our mission was to help fellow earthlings, specially animals like dogs, cats, cows, donkeys, pigs etc.
We started with a small animal shelter for dogs that are either physically handicapped, old, wounded or sick. We started with two dogs Paalak and Methi back in December but as off today, we are a house to 50+ dogs.
Above are the pictures of both Paalak and Methi.
Earthlings Trust's construction was self funded. But, there's so much you can do on your own. We managed to get the land, built elevated and flood proof rooms and kennels for dogs, kitchen and bathroom for dogs and staff respectively etc.
With some help from our colleagues and animal lover friends, we also managed to get the shelter boundary done and get solar panels so that the summers could be negated.
Off went dry summers and entered the rains and we realized we were not equipped enough. We have taken so many cases in that now, it has become extremely overwhelming.
There is no bigger happiness in life than giving life to a hopeless body. There are so many stories over the past eight months.
We are building two sheds, one puppy pen, permanent kitchen, double doors to avoid dogs running out and a path from beginning of the shelter to all the built up rooms and sheds.
Since we are so close to Yamuna, it is important for us to build sheds at a height in order to avoid any mishaps due to flooding.
Following is the breakup of the things we want to buy (estimated prices):
Asbestos Cement Sheets- INR 16,000 Bricks- INR 28,000 Rodi/ Kankar- INR 11,000 Dust- INR 11,000 Sand- INR 6,000 Cement- INR 13,000 Iron mesh- INR 30,000 Iron Rods/ Poles- INR 15,000 Angles and fittings- INR 15,000 Labor and Welding- INR 30,000
Please come forward and help us with the construction material and other costs.
We are two individuals, trying our best to be what every animal shelter should be- A place that instills Hope...! And to cheer you up, here is a quick sneak peak of some of our Earthlings..