Bangalore is home to thousands of street dogs & cats, who are often subjected to accidents, injuries, and human cruelty. When they are sick or injured, they are often left to die on the streets, without any medical care, food, or love to name the least.
Sarvodaya Sevabhavi Samstha, run by Dr. Akshay Prakash, is one such NGO in the city that never closes its door to an animal in distress. Located on the outskirts of Hennur, this small and humble shelter treats thousands of dogs each year who otherwise would never have a second chance at life.
Work done by Sarvodaya:
"Every day, we come across cases of dogs and sometimes cats, who are severely injured. They suffer from broken limbs, maggot wounds, spinal injures, fractures, just to name a few. And when a distressed animal comes into our doors, we cannot turn our back to them. We take these animals to our shelter, where we treat them, give them the needed love and fend them back to good health. We vaccinate them to protect them from diseases like rabies and also perform birth control surgery before releasing them, intending to reduce their population on the streets.
Giving these animals a second chance to live:
Often times there are animals who suffer permanent disabilities. In which case, we don't release them back on the roads, as they won't survive. They become permanent residents of Sarvodaya."
Today, we have 7 permanent dogs in our shelter, and at any point in time, there are close to 34 - 40 dogs and cats in our shelter who are undergoing treatment.
However, this number is increasing with every passing day, and we have entirely run out of space.
What is Sarvodaya building now?
We are adding to our existing capacity by building 20 additional kennels. Each kennel can take up to 2 - 3 dogs, depending on their trauma. This will help us create an additional capacity of about 40 dogs that we can take.
Given the current scenario of rescues and shelter spaces in Bangalore, this would be a HUGE step for animals in distress.
Almost every day, rescuers and good Samaritans from the city report cases of animals in distress to us. Our ambulance picks them up, or they are brought to our clinic, from whereon we take care of them.
We need your help to raise funds:
We are looking to raise Rs 6 lakhs / USD 9000 to complete this additional space. These kennels will also be accompanied by the proper medical care, decent sanitary conditions, lights, fans, water, nutritious meals, etc., for dogs.