Lumpy Skin Disease has killed lakhs of gaumatas and gauvansh, (Cows) of India daily. Indian Express Says that in Lumpy skin disease: Nearly 1 lakh cattle have already died, toll has almost doubled in three weeks. Imagine the number of Orphans left behind by this terrible disease.
WHAT IS LUMPY SKIN DISEASE?
Source: India Today. Lumpy Skin Disease is a viral outbreak that targets cattle and is transmitted by blood-feeding insects like mosquitoes, flies, lice and wasps by direct contact and also through contaminated food and water. The disease is characterized by the development of nodules in the skin, which may cover the whole of the animal's body, and lesions are often found in the mouth and upper respiratory tract.
The disease is caused by a virus in the family Poxviridae, genus Capripoxvirus which affects cattle. "Agro-climates, communal grazing, biting-fly, and introduction of new animals are associated with the occurrence of lumpy skin disease,"
The Trust is a Forever Tribute to Sophie, the Indian Pariah Dog Daughter of Kaveri & Yashraj Bhardwaj who passed away in 2017 at the age of 12 years.
#LumpySkinDisease in Cows is Contagious & needs isolation, and urgent treatment of the sick animal. However, despite every measure by the government many cows have lost their lives, many little Calves have been orphaned & many are being Abandoned on roads right now!
Seeing the plight of poor calves suffering with homelessness in India, Sophie Memorial Animal Relief Trust wants to make first private dedicated Abandoned & Orphaned #CalfNursery.
SMART Cow Sanctuary Will nurture these beautiful beings with veterinary support from most compassionate Canine & Feline Critical CARE UNIT - CFcu VET hospital & management by Sophie Memorial Animal Relief Trust.
We have rented land which can accommodate 150 Calves at any given point of time. We want to retrofit it with basic necessities, fodder, medicines, supplements, electricity, water etc. so that it can be operational soon.
We plan to rescue abandoned Calves, bring them to SMART Cow Sanctuary, treat them with utmost compassion, give them much needed milk for their healthy growth, topmost care & best Veterinary services.
"Conserve The Cows" SMART Team
*Yearly Lease of Cow Sanctuary
Estimated Project Cost: Rs. 3,60000
*Set-up of Waterproof Cattle Shed for Calves
Estimated Project Cost: Rs. 4,50000
*Fodder, Supplements, Treatment & Transportation
Estimated Quarterly Project Cost: Rs. 3,00000
*Caretakers for Cow Sanctuary
Estimated Quarterly Project Cost: Rs. 2,00000
*Set-up of Cow Dung Logs Plant – The Dung will be used to make environment friendly logs thereby making it a SMART Green initiative. These logs will be used for fuel, Havan, Cremation, Yagya-Pooja text, rituals etc.
Estimated Project Cost: Rs. 1,50000
*Installation of CCTVs for Security
Estimated Project Cost: Rs. 50,000
While the Trust is working very hard with a group of dedicated volunteers to rehome and save as many orphaned unwanted Gauvansh as possible, we need your help to reach out to many more in need.
We urge you all with folded hands to stand united to save The Calves Of India.
Visit us and help us save more lives in need.
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