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By Jeev Raksha Animal Care Trust – Kolhapur

As India has imposed a complete lockdown of 21 days due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the stray dogs who particularly rely on leftover of street food outlets, hotels & meat shops are finding difficulty in finding food as they remain closed. If no measures are taken to address this issue, many will die of starvation & suffering.

Mission FeedTheDogs

We have launched an initiative to feed the stray dogs of Kolhapur on a mission mode and save their lives. We started feeding from 21st March in some areas. However, as observed, dogs are starving due to no availability of food throughout the city. Hence, we are expanding our reach and trying to cover most areas of Kolhapur.

Dogs, particularly strays eat less food in summer. Looking at the grave situation where survival is most important, we are feeding dogs only once; at night, in between 8-11 PM. Nights are favorable as dogs are together in groups which enables more dogs to eat. As of now, we are feeding biscuits or egg rice, as it is both filling and economical. Moreover, we also make sure there is enough water available for them. Usually in every summer, we keep pots made of mud and cement on more than 100 locations across the city where dogs are densely populated. Local members and volunteers take the responsibility to refill them.

Thankfully, Animal Welfare Board of India has made provision to allow dog feeders to go out during the times of curfew. Local administration has allowed us as well.

About Us

Jeev Raksha Animal Care Trust – Kolhapur is a registered NGO accredited by Animal Welfare Board of India. We attend more than 100 injured dogs per month, take care of more than 50 injured dogs in our shelter and have conducted more than 3000 sterilization (ABC) operations in coordination with KMC. Apart from this, we conduct many other animal welfare activities through legal activism as well.


The resources to help are very minimal. We need your valuable help to feed stray dogs and make sure they are alive and healthy. As we go through these tough times, we must also take care of stray dogs. Let not dogs die of starvation and suffering.

We urge you to help us with whatever donations you can. Additionally you can also donate biscuits, rice, eggs, etc. We would also be requiring volunteers to help and assist in feeding dogs.

All the funds received will be entirely used for feeding stray dogs in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.

We will be grateful for your donations.

For additional help & queries, you can contact us on following numbers:

Kaushik – 9518578503
Kalpana – 8208836352

Additional Note: We also hope you are doing your bit to feed stray dogs in your area. Our activity is limited to Kolhapur, if you are situated anywhere else, you can help & volunteer by connecting with local organizations or feed individually.

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10th May 2020
Update

Namaste,

It’s been more than 40 days since we went into a national lock down and started feeding street dogs in Kolhapur. Animals, particularly street dogs, cows and the bulls were/are facing difficulty in finding food. We a group of people came together to feed them. A central kitchen was started in late march for this purpose. We bring you the updates since then.

Initially we were preparing egg rice but later on shifted to chicken (leftover) rice. We collect chicken feet from meat shops (free of cost), wash it, prepare the soup with turmeric and mix it with rice. Dogs love to eat the rice as it has the flavor, essence, smell and taste of chicken in it. Please note that no hen is specifically killed for feeding dogs, it is the leftover that is used, which otherwise gets thrown away. In addition to rice, we give tiger biscuits to mother dogs & her puppies.

We also collect leftover from bakeries (stale bread, cakes & other cuttings) and vegetable vendors & suppliers and feed it to street cattle, although very less in number.

We are 18-20 people (8-10 groups) feeding around 450-500 dogs daily.

An NGO – Vriksh Premi (Tree Lovers) Group joined us in distributing food from 4th April.  Around 6-8 of their members daily collect rice from us feed street dogs. In addition to it, they also feed street cattle from their own resources.

Upon our request to Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) commissioner Dr. Mallinath S. Kalshetti, the dog squad department since 13th April is helping us in feeding dogs. They daily come with their jeep, collect chicken rice from us and feed dogs in containment zones, isolated & industrial areas and sometimes highways as well.

In mid April, under the leadership of Hon. Satej Patil, guardian minister for Kolhapur and minister for state home affairs Maharashtra, a meeting was held between all NGO’s working for the cause of street dogs in which among other things, coordinating for feeding street dogs was discussed and a plan formulated.

Since 27th march, when we started the central kitchen, we skipped dog feeding only twice– once when a Covid +ve case was found in the locality where we cook and another time on 10th may due to some other reasons.

The last 40-45 days have been extremely exhausting, as well as incredible. The kind of bond that has been formed with the dogs is indescribable. The dogs wait for us at the same time every day, gather around our vehicles as we come and make crying noises (only some). Even those dogs that don’t come close to us and are afraid of humans, wait and wag their tails as we come and eat after we leave. Initially there use to be many dog fights (the worst part of feeding), but with time dogs have become more silent and humane as they are fed daily. We also observed that in every group there is a dominant dog that doesn’t let others eat. For this reason we keep rice in 2-3 spots in a single place. One heart touching moment for me was when for the first time I went to feed in an area where I found a female dog. I fed her rice which also had chicken legs in it. The female dog picked up the leg, went towards a big street side gutter, jumped across and gave it to her puppies. Seeing this I gave her more legs, and she did the same until all of them had eaten. Only after that, did she eat. She does this every day since more than last 30 days (I will post her video soon. We are compiling all such wonderful videos and moments and will post it as soon as it is done). We also experienced some heart wrenching moments, where the dogs that we use to feed daily disappeared. Maybe they must have died or been relocated. It’s only now that we are realizing how many dogs die daily - unnoticed, and only few puppies make it to adulthood.

Even during normal times, the life of street dogs is filled with lots of hardships, pain and enormous sufferings. They don’t have a proper shelter, people pelt stones at them, abuse them, they are relocated or poisoned (yes, it still happens), they have to somehow find food from the big garbage bin (which humans can’t even go near), they don’t get water in summers, their potential food gets wet in rains, they have to face floods (as it happened last year in Kolhapur district where more than 5000+ dogs died), bear the cold in winters and in addition to all this, they are worst affected by climate change and global warming. There is a lot of work that needs to be done. For easing some pains, we have decided to extend feeding the dogs beyond the lockdown period as well.

We would like to thank each one of you for your generous donations. In the initial days, we wouldn’t have been able to start and pick up this activity without your support. I’m personally extremely thankful to you all.

We would also like to assure you all, that the donations have been properly utilized for this cause. We are compiling a video, where we are trying to show the wonderful moments of last 40-45 days. We will be posting videos, photos, news cuttings/clippings and other things as soon as possible in the next update.

We once again thank you all and look forward for your continued support.

Do reach out to me if you have any queries.
Kaushik

Update

Namaste,

It’s been more than 40 days since we went into a national lock down and started feeding street dogs in Kolhapur. Animals, particularly street dogs, cows and the bulls were/are facing difficulty in finding food. We a group of people came together to feed them. A central kitchen was started in late march for this purpose. We bring you the updates since then.

Initially we were preparing egg rice but later on shifted to chicken (leftover) rice. We collect chicken feet from meat shops (free of cost), wash it, prepare the soup with turmeric and mix it with rice. Dogs love to eat the rice as it has the flavor, essence, smell and taste of chicken in it. Please note that no hen is specifically killed for feeding dogs, it is the leftover that is used, which otherwise gets thrown away. In addition to rice, we give tiger biscuits to mother dogs & her puppies.

We also collect leftover from bakeries (stale bread, cakes & other cuttings) and vegetable vendors & suppliers and feed it to street cattle, although very less in number.

We are 18-20 people (8-10 groups) feeding around 450-500 dogs daily.

An NGO – Vriksh Premi (Tree Lovers) Group joined us in distributing food from 4th April.  Around 6-8 of their members daily collect rice from us feed street dogs. In addition to it, they also feed street cattle from their own resources.

Upon our request to Kolhapur Municipal Corporation (KMC) commissioner Dr. Mallinath S. Kalshetti, the dog squad department since 13th April is helping us in feeding dogs. They daily come with their jeep, collect chicken rice from us and feed dogs in containment zones, isolated & industrial areas and sometimes highways as well.

In mid April, under the leadership of Hon. Satej Patil, guardian minister for Kolhapur and minister for state home affairs Maharashtra, a meeting was held between all NGO’s working for the cause of street dogs in which among other things, coordinating for feeding street dogs was discussed and a plan formulated.

Since 27th march, when we started the central kitchen, we skipped dog feeding only twice– once when a Covid +ve case was found in the locality where we cook and another time on 10th may due to some other reasons.

The last 40-45 days have been extremely exhausting, as well as incredible. The kind of bond that has been formed with the dogs is indescribable. The dogs wait for us at the same time every day, gather around our vehicles as we come and make crying noises (only some). Even those dogs that don’t come close to us and are afraid of humans, wait and wag their tails as we come and eat after we leave. Initially there use to be many dog fights (the worst part of feeding), but with time dogs have become more silent and humane as they are fed daily. We also observed that in every group there is a dominant dog that doesn’t let others eat. For this reason we keep rice in 2-3 spots in a single place. One heart touching moment for me was when for the first time I went to feed in an area where I found a female dog. I fed her rice which also had chicken legs in it. The female dog picked up the leg, went towards a big street side gutter, jumped across and gave it to her puppies. Seeing this I gave her more legs, and she did the same until all of them had eaten. Only after that, did she eat. She does this every day since more than last 30 days (I will post her video soon. We are compiling all such wonderful videos and moments and will post it as soon as it is done). We also experienced some heart wrenching moments, where the dogs that we use to feed daily disappeared. Maybe they must have died or been relocated. It’s only now that we are realizing how many dogs die daily - unnoticed, and only few puppies make it to adulthood.

Even during normal times, the life of street dogs is filled with lots of hardships, pain and enormous sufferings. They don’t have a proper shelter, people pelt stones at them, abuse them, they are relocated or poisoned (yes, it still happens), they have to somehow find food from the big garbage bin (which humans can’t even go near), they don’t get water in summers, their potential food gets wet in rains, they have to face floods (as it happened last year in Kolhapur district where more than 5000+ dogs died), bear the cold in winters and in addition to all this, they are worst affected by climate change and global warming. There is a lot of work that needs to be done. For easing some pains, we have decided to extend feeding the dogs beyond the lockdown period as well.

We would like to thank each one of you for your generous donations. In the initial days, we wouldn’t have been able to start and pick up this activity without your support. I’m personally extremely thankful to you all.

We would also like to assure you all, that the donations have been properly utilized for this cause. We are compiling a video, where we are trying to show the wonderful moments of last 40-45 days. We will be posting videos, photos, news cuttings/clippings and other things as soon as possible in the next update.

We once again thank you all and look forward for your continued support.

Do reach out to me if you have any queries.
Kaushik

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