Since the beginning of this year, my rescued indie, Suri, and I have been caring for a group of 20-22 dogs in a little neighborhood on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar, where we are completely neglected by the municipality of this "smart city". These dogs (and other free-roaming animals) survive against great odds in this urban jungle. We have been trying to help them thrive, at our own expense, with a little help from others at home. However, it will soon be that time of the year when our beautiful furry friends will have multiple litters of puppies, most of whom die an early death from starvation, accidents, infections, among many other risks to their little lives. The mothers themselves suffer from malnutrition, infections, conditions such as transmissible venereal tumours, rooted in a lack of access to medical care and attention. Having them spayed, and their male counterparts neutered, is the best way to stop this cycle of pain and suffering for Suri's friends.
This fundraiser is to help us cover the cost of surgery and post-op care (approx. 4000 INR per dog) in the capable hands of an experienced veterinary surgeon, and will directly contribute to a better future for six of the thousands of dogs that are left to fend for themselves. It might be a drop in the ocean, but it is a start, and for the six, it will mean all the difference in the world.