This world doesn't just belong to us. It also belongs to other living creatures who are capable of feeling both joy and suffering.
Medical help :
Every day I come across cases of stray animals in distress. Some get run over by vehicles leaving them paralyzed for life, some become orphans leaving them motherless, some get abused, some die of medical complications because they don't receive medical attention on time. I wish to offer them timely medical help. Medical treatment, veterinary care, Tablets, ointments, sprays, shampoos, spot-ons, surgeries etc., are required.
Transportation vehicle :
A vehicle is crucial in helping transport an injured stray from the spot of incident to the clinic. I hope to offer transportation services completely free service for stray animal welfare. For now, a private autorickshaw (tuk tuk) seems like a good option. I will use it to also help other co-operative rescuers to help transport their strays who are in need of medical help. We will also need to cover fuel and maintenance expenses. Estimated cost of an autorickshaw is 2 lakhs, registration and other costs will add up.
Stray animals need timely vaccinations to help keep them protected from diseases. The wholesale price of a 10 ml anti-rabies vaccine (ARV) is 350 INR in Madurai. Nobivac PuppyDP, DHPPL and 7 in 1 vaccine to help protect dogs against various diseases costs anywhere between 350 to 450 INR in a wholesale medical shop. The more dogs vaccinated, their wellbeing is ensured.
Surgical Sterilization :
If the stray population is kept under check, their suffering can be minimised, man-dog conflict can be reduced, diseases that spread by mating can be reduced, incidents of dog bites will come down. The cost of a male dog sterilization is 2000 INR, female dog is 3000 INR. Boarding for 5 days is 1500 INR, transportion cost is around 4000 INR. 3 dogs can be sterilized in one go when I take them to a clinic in neighbouring town.
Many strays go hungry for days without food. I identify strays that are skinny and starving and offer them food. Ideally I would prefer home cooked food but since I cannot cook and my family is strictly vegetarian, Pedigree or any other brand that offers dry food becomes a good alternative. A 10 KG pedigree costs 1600 to 1700 INR.
Water bowls :
I plan to place them at several places to offer them water especially during hot summers. A cement bowl when purchased in bulk costs anywhere between 100 to 300 INR depending on size and quantity of order.
I hope I have convinced you to join my hands in helping out the strays. Please do reach out to me in helping them.