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Help House Cherai Tails

We started January 2017. There was no plan. It happened that when walking to feed and care for our founder Janghri, we passed a mom, Eisha, her litter and her friend Isha. So we began to feed them, carefully heeding the growls and snarls. Cherai Tails evolved because we could look after the dogs, and when one can help one should, surely. So the home for Janghri was rented and soon became a home for others too. friends donated and sponsored, the fence, the food, the cost of the vaccinations, sterilisations and other medication.

It wasn't that we didn't have obstacles the panchayat, local government could not believe we worked for nothing, and this is Gandhi's country, they offered no help when locals objected to us feeding and sterilising litters. So the community remained ignorant to the fact that we were keeping down dog numbers. Although the dogs are quiet, as uncaged, living as part of the family, neighbours objected. And there was the usual jealousy & mockery. 

BUT it began to work our individual dogs grew into healthy, happy, loving animals and began to get good loving homes. there was no choice we could not stop.

Thus we have snowballed, we have injured dogs an litters referred to us and spend a lot of time giving very basic advice to others. Additionally, even the disbelievers witness healthy, friendly dogs developing from what they considered to be valueless dangerous strays.

The hurdles are not simply monetary. In fact we have been well supported by local traders providing credit & donors giving selflessly. So, although we live hand to mouth and I spend hours daily updating news and begging we have managed.
The time on mundane tasks, sourcing the meat for the big meal cooking, pooh clearing, meds and of course the individual attention well it has grown too much for me . As we have become 'known' there is more of everything from responding to enquiries, to advertising, there is no let up on the number of pups we now have 8. 5 big not counting Blue and Melinda  and our outside ladies and babies. 
My time is too stretched to care for each adequately. Melinda lost her pups this week she howled and needed attention thankfully she came at night so I sat with her a lot..but it was not good enough. The consequence was of course that i was more tired wit the others too. 
So in order to go on i need help. Reliable dependable help. 

The cost of getting a property equipped for the dogs etc means we really don't need another 11 month contract and to be told to leave after that again. I am ageing rapidly and have a few medical conditions that will not get better..so there is also no point in buying, even if we had the money.  I have therefore been looking for a lease.  

   a LEASE means that people who donate over 2500 will have their money returned to them at the end of the 3 years. 

a LEASE it gives us 3 years of security and will save me begging to cover the monthly rent.

The property i found is on the seafront. A 3 year lease will be 3 lakhs           Rs 300000. It has 2 residences one in the main area with lots of open space for the dogs and a proper enclosed wall. 
The other is next door and could house volunteers-the World Veterinary Service  etc. It is being leased as part of the same agreement which will allow for subletting. So should i need to, I could rent the other house and use the money to pay for help.
 On the down side at high tide a few times a year the sea enters BUT i am at this moment surrounded by a garden that is knee high in water.
I have to move by the end of this month..and really see this as a golden opportunity.
the cost of the work needed can be raised as we go..I just need to move there is no space here and the contract is up.

3 lakhs is about    €3800     £3600    US $4300   Aus$6300

We have had a year of miracles and although time is short I know now not to let money say NO before I try.
If you know of anyone could help please share.
Needless to say we have very little time.








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8th November 2019
I have requested withdrawal from monsoon pups fundraiser for sterilisations and vaccinations this week. Vacinations have been done I still owe Rs 1000 for these and i need to buy the medicine for the booked sterilisations. I am withdrawing funds raised in this campaign. I have to have money for the operations early this week. I cannot get receipts from government vet hospitals but will provide medicine recipt if i have the money to buy it.
I have requested withdrawal from monsoon pups fundraiser for sterilisations and vaccinations this week. Vacinations have been done I still owe Rs 1000 for these and i need to buy the medicine for the booked sterilisations. I am withdrawing funds raised in this campaign. I have to have money for the operations early this week. I cannot get receipts from government vet hospitals but will provide medicine recipt if i have the money to buy it.
23rd October 2019
Dear Supporters,

Here's the latest update. The property we were after on the beach road could not be leased. We wanted a lease agreement as the large sum given would then be returnable at the end of the lease term. So a lease would not only give us stability for over 11 months (standard rental agreement) but as the money is returnable, we hoped it would be easier to get donors. It turned out that The man leasing it has no proof of ownership..no written authority to rent or lease it. He has been renting it for over 5 years it was therefore assumed by all that he had some right to do so. We tried to find the owner but so far have been unable to. 50,000 was given as an advance thankfully it was done officially with a notary to stamp the note etc. We have filed a complaint with the police fraud of 50,000 and attempted fraud of 3,00,000.3 lakhs. For this I paid an advocate Rs 3000 but we have heard nothing in 6 weeks,So I am chasing him and have been to the police myself. I will continue till the money is returned.

This meant that while we had a late monsoon , all dogs inside, as our garden is the first place to flood, i was also trying to find another place for Tails.




it was often worse then this , the auto had to have the engine running or water would damage it.
I had secured a 3 lakh personal loan  on condition it was returned after 3 years and was hoping that some of the fundraiser could be used for all the other immediate expenses like fencing ,dog houses (Barney Bennet's), transport etc. Luckily miraculously we found somewhere, not in Cherai but very close in Paravur, Very grand house with a drive ..we are in the old house to the rear of it and have ample room for the dogs. A mother and daughter live in the house who speak English and have no issue with the dogs. The last tenants stayed for 10 years. The place is only 10 minutes walk from the veterinary hospital and very central, bus stop outside, the dogs are tucked away from humans.

The problems arising thus far have largely been due to my being on my own and not having enough time.
a) I don't have the time to make money or do anything really other then maintain Cherai tails page and look after the dogs
b).I don't have the money to invest in things that would save me time! Until recently  I didn't have a large pan to cook the meat in and i still only have a single gas ring.
c) a lot of time is spent finding the money to get through the next day sourcing today;s food affordably and cooking it. we normally feed a minimum of 20 a day it has been a lot more especially if you count pups..who need need chicken etc..
d) The cost of providing one good meal is high for chicken/fish alone at least Rs 500 ,Rice is Rs 30 a kilo we use 2.5 kilos then dhall etc...The fish rates vary significantly from day to day Rs 80 to 160 per kg and not always available, I used to get chicken liver but cant here anymore this should be possible in Paravur ...therefore I am looking to invest in a freezer... at the moment there are some special offers but normally under Rs15000.  The cost on the electric should be offset by the use of solar for most everything else. In time will look to have the freezer and fridge powered by solar,  A freezer would again save a lot of time I could cook just 3 days a week and freeze and buy when prices are attractive. It would also open the possibility to us collecting food waste from a hotel, freezing it and using it for the dogs.

The thinking is to invest in time savers and hopefully use that time to make money and pay the 3 lakh back over the 3 years..immediately there should be a pay back from the villa and from promoting tours etc locally. I have been doing these but not getting a fee which I need ...also a local lady and i are promoting the coconut cream ..this could make money need to sort out packaging etc. I need to use the time so that we get a drip by drip income. During this time we REALLY need people to sign up to donate regularly by standing orders however little this will help with budgeting and knowing how many tails I can accommodate before I get swamped again.

We are now in a situation where I have some good support as in a group of people who will assist me start projects that would help going self funding. .the projects being looked at at the moment are:-
1. Food waste for strays.The project aims to collect food waste from local eateries and provide to dogs in one territory. We will work with the local kudumbashrees (small well organised ladies group). The idea is to  SHOW how community dogs guard the territory keeping other dogs out, can be healthy and protective. It will mean sterilizing and vaccinating all dogs in that area, even the owned ones. we still have work to do on the information we need to provide and funding as the cost of sterilizations/vaccinations will be significant. But with small areas if this works...could be well.
2. I have been making an ayurveydic breakfast cereal that really suits those who want a healthy, quick sweet breakfast,We are looking to start a small enterprise  and promoting  to health conscious middle classes and yoga retreats etc... Packaging etc needs investigation but do-able as grants available for female and healthy and local producers. We can start small doing ourselves... natural- home-made fresh& healthy.

I gave a years rent in advance 84,000 . The ground was bush and so was cleared that took 2 workers 3 days..@850 a day a worker .
We had a lot of corrugated sheets thanks to Aimee who fund raised for them  2 years ago (we only buy what we can take with us!). These we placed in the areas that are the wettest  I did have to get more as there is a pond next to the dog house so spent a further Rs 8000 we also needed more bamboo poles.



1. The back garden divided the L shape with the white house to the right and behind the fence here is for the big dogs. The house is waterproof and will serve as one of their shelters.The section, rectangle in front of the fence with the trees is for the 6 week plus old pups. They will have barney Bennetts as shelters.



2. The far end in front of the back door there is a pond to the right.



3 . Here you can see the older dogs section and space behind the pups quarters, the house is to the right .I managed to get the pallets for Rs 100 each plus delivery we got 69 and it took 2 deliveries . 6900 plus 1500*2 for delivery. cheaper then buying the wood! But still Rs 10,000.



4. This is the area for the smaller pups. 6 weeks- 3 months.



5.The area around the house has a sheltered elevated bit, we are putting a fence around to the back so wee pups have space and are in/out.



6. The back gate missing on pups section men in front of older dogs bit.



7. The well is to the right of the back door this is how it looked before fencing started.



8. The front of the house to the left is where the small puppies area loops the house as you walk round.



9. View from back door to side of the house via the front small puppy patch.



10. From the side of the house to the back door, again small puppy patch.

The house is small which is great. The electrician did a days work putting in extra sockets etc and we have installed a solar generator that cost the same as a normal one..this will seriously help with electricity and allow us to recharge fans so the dogs have some cool air especially in the summer months for no cost! The electric at this house for 2 months was 2500 that's just fans, no ac washing machine etc so solar will save us straight away and also give us some relief with the frequent power cuts. We got the whole  solar system for 38000 same price as a normal invertor here. It will allow me to work through the frequent power cuts and should save a lot on the electric.

Thank You all for your support.

Regards,
 
Peshna


Dear Supporters,

Here's the latest update. The property we were after on the beach road could not be leased. We wanted a lease agreement as the large sum given would then be returnable at the end of the lease term. So a lease would not only give us stability for over 11 months (standard rental agreement) but as the money is returnable, we hoped it would be easier to get donors. It turned out that The man leasing it has no proof of ownership..no written authority to rent or lease it. He has been renting it for over 5 years it was therefore assumed by all that he had some right to do so. We tried to find the owner but so far have been unable to. 50,000 was given as an advance thankfully it was done officially with a notary to stamp the note etc. We have filed a complaint with the police fraud of 50,000 and attempted fraud of 3,00,000.3 lakhs. For this I paid an advocate Rs 3000 but we have heard nothing in 6 weeks,So I am chasing him and have been to the police myself. I will continue till the money is returned.

This meant that while we had a late monsoon , all dogs inside, as our garden is the first place to flood, i was also trying to find another place for Tails.




it was often worse then this , the auto had to have the engine running or water would damage it.
I had secured a 3 lakh personal loan  on condition it was returned after 3 years and was hoping that some of the fundraiser could be used for all the other immediate expenses like fencing ,dog houses (Barney Bennet's), transport etc. Luckily miraculously we found somewhere, not in Cherai but very close in Paravur, Very grand house with a drive ..we are in the old house to the rear of it and have ample room for the dogs. A mother and daughter live in the house who speak English and have no issue with the dogs. The last tenants stayed for 10 years. The place is only 10 minutes walk from the veterinary hospital and very central, bus stop outside, the dogs are tucked away from humans.

The problems arising thus far have largely been due to my being on my own and not having enough time.
a) I don't have the time to make money or do anything really other then maintain Cherai tails page and look after the dogs
b).I don't have the money to invest in things that would save me time! Until recently  I didn't have a large pan to cook the meat in and i still only have a single gas ring.
c) a lot of time is spent finding the money to get through the next day sourcing today;s food affordably and cooking it. we normally feed a minimum of 20 a day it has been a lot more especially if you count pups..who need need chicken etc..
d) The cost of providing one good meal is high for chicken/fish alone at least Rs 500 ,Rice is Rs 30 a kilo we use 2.5 kilos then dhall etc...The fish rates vary significantly from day to day Rs 80 to 160 per kg and not always available, I used to get chicken liver but cant here anymore this should be possible in Paravur ...therefore I am looking to invest in a freezer... at the moment there are some special offers but normally under Rs15000.  The cost on the electric should be offset by the use of solar for most everything else. In time will look to have the freezer and fridge powered by solar,  A freezer would again save a lot of time I could cook just 3 days a week and freeze and buy when prices are attractive. It would also open the possibility to us collecting food waste from a hotel, freezing it and using it for the dogs.

The thinking is to invest in time savers and hopefully use that time to make money and pay the 3 lakh back over the 3 years..immediately there should be a pay back from the villa and from promoting tours etc locally. I have been doing these but not getting a fee which I need ...also a local lady and i are promoting the coconut cream ..this could make money need to sort out packaging etc. I need to use the time so that we get a drip by drip income. During this time we REALLY need people to sign up to donate regularly by standing orders however little this will help with budgeting and knowing how many tails I can accommodate before I get swamped again.

We are now in a situation where I have some good support as in a group of people who will assist me start projects that would help going self funding. .the projects being looked at at the moment are:-
1. Food waste for strays.The project aims to collect food waste from local eateries and provide to dogs in one territory. We will work with the local kudumbashrees (small well organised ladies group). The idea is to  SHOW how community dogs guard the territory keeping other dogs out, can be healthy and protective. It will mean sterilizing and vaccinating all dogs in that area, even the owned ones. we still have work to do on the information we need to provide and funding as the cost of sterilizations/vaccinations will be significant. But with small areas if this works...could be well.
2. I have been making an ayurveydic breakfast cereal that really suits those who want a healthy, quick sweet breakfast,We are looking to start a small enterprise  and promoting  to health conscious middle classes and yoga retreats etc... Packaging etc needs investigation but do-able as grants available for female and healthy and local producers. We can start small doing ourselves... natural- home-made fresh& healthy.

I gave a years rent in advance 84,000 . The ground was bush and so was cleared that took 2 workers 3 days..@850 a day a worker .
We had a lot of corrugated sheets thanks to Aimee who fund raised for them  2 years ago (we only buy what we can take with us!). These we placed in the areas that are the wettest  I did have to get more as there is a pond next to the dog house so spent a further Rs 8000 we also needed more bamboo poles.



1. The back garden divided the L shape with the white house to the right and behind the fence here is for the big dogs. The house is waterproof and will serve as one of their shelters.The section, rectangle in front of the fence with the trees is for the 6 week plus old pups. They will have barney Bennetts as shelters.



2. The far end in front of the back door there is a pond to the right.



3 . Here you can see the older dogs section and space behind the pups quarters, the house is to the right .I managed to get the pallets for Rs 100 each plus delivery we got 69 and it took 2 deliveries . 6900 plus 1500*2 for delivery. cheaper then buying the wood! But still Rs 10,000.



4. This is the area for the smaller pups. 6 weeks- 3 months.



5.The area around the house has a sheltered elevated bit, we are putting a fence around to the back so wee pups have space and are in/out.



6. The back gate missing on pups section men in front of older dogs bit.



7. The well is to the right of the back door this is how it looked before fencing started.



8. The front of the house to the left is where the small puppies area loops the house as you walk round.



9. View from back door to side of the house via the front small puppy patch.



10. From the side of the house to the back door, again small puppy patch.

The house is small which is great. The electrician did a days work putting in extra sockets etc and we have installed a solar generator that cost the same as a normal one..this will seriously help with electricity and allow us to recharge fans so the dogs have some cool air especially in the summer months for no cost! The electric at this house for 2 months was 2500 that's just fans, no ac washing machine etc so solar will save us straight away and also give us some relief with the frequent power cuts. We got the whole  solar system for 38000 same price as a normal invertor here. It will allow me to work through the frequent power cuts and should save a lot on the electric.

Thank You all for your support.

Regards,
 
Peshna


16th October 2019
Update.

Apologies for the complete lack of feedback. The last month has been hectic.

House hunting
The house and land we wanted that was ideal could not be leased legally. The agent’ would not provide proof of ownership or let us know who and where the owner was. He had taken 50,000 as an advance to get the place ready. Thankfully I had this witnessed and a notary stamp the same so we have filed an FIR. Now I have to chase it up I paid the advocate Rs 3000 who handed in the complaint with me but we have heard nothing since. So I need to talk to the police.

So the month has been taken up chasing the bogus agent, police, advocate and looking for a house. The normal everyday work with our tails was stretched to as someone dumped 3 very young white kittens nearby. I came across them walking Serb. So bottle feeding every 2 hours. One died and thankfully a kindly lady who fosters pets agreed to take the 2 off me.

We have found a place in Paravur  with room for the dogs. A years rent in advance has been given. There is a lot of work to be done on the garden, clearing and fencing this has begin we have had two workers working for 3 days @Rs 850 each a day. Now the fencing begins we are using pallets which we have managed to source at Rs 100 each plus delivery. We will need at least 50, The garden is long and there is a pond so solar lights/mosquito repellents will also be needed. The costs are scary but we will have room for the 4 big dogs and at least 2 litters of pups.

We will need everything from shelving to a gas stove so any second hand items of furniture household bits PLEASE contact us!!
This appeared in the press for world rabies day. Nothing about Rabies or dogs and made me out to be a foreign angel. it has simply served to further enhance our image of ourselves as backward and promote imperialism. I have had message s advising me as a foreigner to be careful everyone in Kerala cheats, and the image of a do-gooder doesn't inform others on stray dogs and rabies. Additionally, understandably locals now feel I am imposing foreign ideals and want all dogs owned and am funded to look after all dogs.Never again. The Indian express did an article in English that similarly gave no information but did no damage.



I  am rushing as usual will update on all our tails this evening..this moving is well keeping me busy!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un_LPWRXnjg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjP-yO6tVLw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3NRhsWcSJg

Update.

Apologies for the complete lack of feedback. The last month has been hectic.

House hunting
The house and land we wanted that was ideal could not be leased legally. The agent’ would not provide proof of ownership or let us know who and where the owner was. He had taken 50,000 as an advance to get the place ready. Thankfully I had this witnessed and a notary stamp the same so we have filed an FIR. Now I have to chase it up I paid the advocate Rs 3000 who handed in the complaint with me but we have heard nothing since. So I need to talk to the police.

So the month has been taken up chasing the bogus agent, police, advocate and looking for a house. The normal everyday work with our tails was stretched to as someone dumped 3 very young white kittens nearby. I came across them walking Serb. So bottle feeding every 2 hours. One died and thankfully a kindly lady who fosters pets agreed to take the 2 off me.

We have found a place in Paravur  with room for the dogs. A years rent in advance has been given. There is a lot of work to be done on the garden, clearing and fencing this has begin we have had two workers working for 3 days @Rs 850 each a day. Now the fencing begins we are using pallets which we have managed to source at Rs 100 each plus delivery. We will need at least 50, The garden is long and there is a pond so solar lights/mosquito repellents will also be needed. The costs are scary but we will have room for the 4 big dogs and at least 2 litters of pups.

We will need everything from shelving to a gas stove so any second hand items of furniture household bits PLEASE contact us!!
This appeared in the press for world rabies day. Nothing about Rabies or dogs and made me out to be a foreign angel. it has simply served to further enhance our image of ourselves as backward and promote imperialism. I have had message s advising me as a foreigner to be careful everyone in Kerala cheats, and the image of a do-gooder doesn't inform others on stray dogs and rabies. Additionally, understandably locals now feel I am imposing foreign ideals and want all dogs owned and am funded to look after all dogs.Never again. The Indian express did an article in English that similarly gave no information but did no damage.



I  am rushing as usual will update on all our tails this evening..this moving is well keeping me busy!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un_LPWRXnjg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjP-yO6tVLw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3NRhsWcSJg

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