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Help Sameer feed and take care of 400+ injured and abandoned animals


Kalote Animal Trust came into existence in November 2017. Although the shelter officially became a trust only in Nov '17, Sameer Vohra, the founder of the shelter has been rescuing animals since 2002. As a child, Sameer always loved being with animals and rescued injured dogs, birds, and many other animals.


In 2002, Sameer decided to settle in Lonavala with no idea of what destiny had in store. Appalled by the state of the animals in the area, Sameer began rescuing and rehabilitating them at his home. His first rescue was a hit and run case where he managed to save a dog and give him another chance at life. After that, there was no looking back.


As the number of animals grew, Sameer ran the shelter with the money he made from his job and the few donations he could muster from friends and family who believed in his cause. Till a chance meeting with Sridhar Gorthi and Munish Makhija changed everything. Together they decided to start The Kalote Animal Trust, a place where the animals can roam free on a beautiful piece of land in Kalote, on the outskirts of Mumbai. But the journey has only just begun and The Kalote Animal Trust is looking for sponsors and partners who believe in the cause of animal welfare as passionately as it does.


Every animal at Kalote has been rescued from a difficult past and has a story to tell. Today, there are 400+ animals at the shelter which includes dogs, cats, cows, donkeys, monkeys, birds, pigs, etc.

The monthly costs of running the shelter
“The Kalote Animal Trust is a labor of love. We try to keep costs at a bare minimum without compromising on the quality of life of the animals. But it is an uphill task as we do not have regular sponsors and currently, we run on the goodwill donations of people. However, these donations are sporadic and we are looking for sponsors and partners who can donate regularly to our cause.”, says Sameer.


Sameer says, “Monthly expenses go up to 3-4 lakhs a month which includes staff salaries, vet bills, food and maintenance costs overall. We are stuck in neck-deep bills and debts.” The shelter runs on donations from individuals who believe in the cause.  But the donations are one-off and sporadic. Sameer would like to have regular donors, as that takes the pressure off in handling the daily costs of running the shelter.


Currently, The Kalote Animal Trust is running at a place which is about half an acre (20,000 sq feet.) But this is insufficient to accommodate more animals and the added enclosures needed for the wildlife. So, Sameer has put a down payment on 2 acres of land (Approx. 80,000 sq feet) adjacent to the property. Sameer says, “The aim is to build state-of-the-art enclosures for our rehab program, as well as to grow our own fodder for our grazing animals. “


In the months of summer, from February to July, there is no grass left to graze for the cows, donkeys, horses, and other animals. So all the feed has to be bought which proves to be very expensive. With the help of more land, Sameer can grow the feed needed for the grazing animals which will significantly reduce his burden to buy expensive feed from outside during summer months.

However, he is a long way from owning the extra land and he is looking for donors who can support him and help make his dream a reality. Please do come forward and donate whatever you can!
To know more, please follow Kalote Animal Trust's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KALOTEANIMALTRUST/

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7th October 2020
Hi Everyone,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9zmrMIIUnE&feature=youtu.be

Thank you everyone for the amazing support.  The above link is a video showcasing all that we have been able to achieve because of your contributions. We have managed to procure this land, because of you. Part of the land has been made into a farm and shed for our resident animals here at Kalote.

However, we'd love to expand this further so we can bring onboard more animals in need. Also, we still have a few more monkey enclosers to build as well as horse stables. And there is some more land up for sale which we would like to purchase to grow more crops. We hope that you help us in every way that you can. Please continue supporting us so that we can grow crops and support our resident animals much more.

Thank You,
Sameer
Hi Everyone,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9zmrMIIUnE&feature=youtu.be

Thank you everyone for the amazing support.  The above link is a video showcasing all that we have been able to achieve because of your contributions. We have managed to procure this land, because of you. Part of the land has been made into a farm and shed for our resident animals here at Kalote.

However, we'd love to expand this further so we can bring onboard more animals in need. Also, we still have a few more monkey enclosers to build as well as horse stables. And there is some more land up for sale which we would like to purchase to grow more crops. We hope that you help us in every way that you can. Please continue supporting us so that we can grow crops and support our resident animals much more.

Thank You,
Sameer
25th June 2020
Dear Supporters & Well-wishers,

Here's a short & quick update on the progression of the construction work:
Our new gaushala (cattle shed) is coming along so beautifully. We are all waiting for it to be completed soon so that our herd can move into it.




And the foundation for our 40,000-liter water tank is done!!



At this moment, we are all in a good state and wish the same for each and every one of you.

Loads of Love,
Team Kalote.
Dear Supporters & Well-wishers,

Here's a short & quick update on the progression of the construction work:
Our new gaushala (cattle shed) is coming along so beautifully. We are all waiting for it to be completed soon so that our herd can move into it.




And the foundation for our 40,000-liter water tank is done!!



At this moment, we are all in a good state and wish the same for each and every one of you.

Loads of Love,
Team Kalote.
8th June 2020
Dear Supporters,

Thank you so much for all the support that you have shown to Kalote, we are grateful and words will never be enough to describe the blessing that each of you has been for us.

In the previous update, We mentioned that with the funds that you have donated, we were finally able to purchase the land where construction work has to begin as soon as possible. So Yes...!! We've started the construction work for the cow shelter. And following are a few pictures of the construction along with the best vendor quotation for the construction (for reference only)







Currently, building the cattle shed is in progress and soon expecting to develop furthermore. We look forward to your support and hope to complete the work soon.

At this moment, we are all in a good state and wish the same for each and every one of you.

Loads of love,
Team Kalote.
Dear Supporters,

Thank you so much for all the support that you have shown to Kalote, we are grateful and words will never be enough to describe the blessing that each of you has been for us.

In the previous update, We mentioned that with the funds that you have donated, we were finally able to purchase the land where construction work has to begin as soon as possible. So Yes...!! We've started the construction work for the cow shelter. And following are a few pictures of the construction along with the best vendor quotation for the construction (for reference only)







Currently, building the cattle shed is in progress and soon expecting to develop furthermore. We look forward to your support and hope to complete the work soon.

At this moment, we are all in a good state and wish the same for each and every one of you.

Loads of love,
Team Kalote.

Learn more about the initiative

Rs.13,503,962 raised

Goal: Rs.15,000,000

Beneficiary: Kalote Animal T... info_outline

Supporters (6042)

AP
Alex donated $100
A
Anonymous donated Rs.2,500
EM
Essie donated $100

You're a beautiful soul Sameer. Thank you for saving those without a voice.

A
Anonymous donated Rs.10
DW
Danielle donated £25

Wow you are an Earth Angel

TU
Todd donated $50