THE POOCH WELFARE FOUNDATION was started as a STUDENT VOLUNTEER FOUNDATION in May 2019.
However, we registered as a trust with the Charity Commissioner, Pune in February 2021.
We envision a world in which the practice of kindness and compassion is taught and encouraged at every level of our society, guaranteeing fair and humane treatment for animals.
We strive to provide dignity to animals, who are brutally and viciously injured, & suffering from chronic diseases, and allow them to live out their lives at the shelter in a safe & peaceful environment.
We also carry out mass Anti Rabies Vaccination in order to promote Human-Animal Friendly behavior,
Apart from a rescue we also provide adoptions, animal cruelty prevention and eradication; and volunteering opportunities.
We are currently focused more on stray cats and dogs, and soon we will be focusing on other animals too, as our community increases and is capable of handling the same.
What do we do:
The number of euthanized strays could be reduced dramatically if more people adopted, instead of buying foreign exotic breeds. When you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them part of your family and opening up shelter space for one who might eventually end up on the streets.
The Pooch Welfare Foundation gets the strays adopted with full background checks of the adopter and their family, their financial condition, and other necessary verifications. They’re only handed over to healthy and capable households after all necessary formalities.
We do it absolutely FREE of cost with no expectations for returns/gains.
“Adopt, Don’t Shop!”
Our Foundation is founded by student volunteers who felt the need to build a free-of-cost medical facility for stray animals where the best, ethical, and highly skilled medical care is readily available for the underprivileged animals that live on the streets.
"We Provide for our Stray Pooches"
Treating Injured Stray Animals-
We give proper medical treatment to our stray pooches and try to provide the less privileged with their babies. We have collaborations with vets throughout the city to help us provide medical attention.
Cases that require critical attention are handed over to other NGOs, to whom we help raise funds or in kind.
"Provide Care for all animals alike.
Stray Birth Control -Sterilization Drives
The strays don't have Quality of Life so as to live peacefully amongst humans.
The most important thing we can do to save them from all suffering and pain is to control their population by means of spaying/neutering them. The only ethical and most effective way of managing a street dog population is
through various government programs.
The Pooch Welfare Foundation has sterilized and vaccinated over 100+ stray dogs to date and has recently started providing financial help for spaying/neutering feral female cats.
"Love them Like Your Own"
-Anti Rabies Vaccination
A bite from an animal with rabies to a human can cause the initial symptoms of fever, headache, and muscle weakness later it may lead to neurological trauma. To avoid this we should keep our strays up to date on their vaccinations against rabies. Thus to prevent this, The Foundation has taken an initiative to vaccinate the pooches with Anti Rabies Vaccination and has successfully vaccinated 80+ dogs to date and has kept a record of the same with individual volunteers.
As babies, humans, and animals alike, vaccinations are a must.
The puppies that do not get adopted at a young age, stay in their original location(streets) throughout their adult life; to safeguard them against various infections and diseases, vaccinations such as Puppy DP, 7in1, and Booster Shots have been administered at the appropriate age so they stay healthy throughout their life.
"Vaccination is the Key to A Healthy Life"
Reflective Collar Drive
Many vehicular accidents occur during nighttime as the drivers sometimes aren't able to see stray animals who come across on the roads/paths.
For this, we tie collars with reflective tape on the neck of such animals which reflects back from a long distance, therefore making the animal visible to the drivers so that they can slow down the vehicle preventing the road accident from occurring.
As most of animals are injured in car accidents, The Pooch Welfare Foundation has started the reflective collar drive. We’ve started putting them on our stray pooches.
"Safeguard them, Love Them"
When it comes to feeding strays, consistency is important. That’s why we have volunteers all over the city who feed the stray pooches nearby to their area, regularly!
We also have volunteers who volunteer to help in the cases by way of transporting the animal to the veterinary doctor for their treatment and getting them back after appropriate medical attention. The other volunteers help in the Coordination of Fosters and Clinic Appointments, Handling Social Media, Fund Raising, Filing Paperwork, and Book Keeping, etc.
"Help The Needy, and God will Help You"
Providing Permanent Shelter
Many times strays become the victim of uncertain mishaps that leave them Paralysed, Handicapped, or Neurologically Unstable.
Such animals cannot be left back on the streets and have to be kept under surveillance for the rest of their lives.
For this, we need a permanent establishment where we can keep them Well Fed, Healthy, and most importantly, Happy.
We are still in the process of establishing a shelter and plans are being made for the same.
But as we raise funds for it, we get loaded with cases in a huge number and our funds get exhausted.
But we will be coming up with it soon!
"Help Us Help Them"
3. Utilization of funds (Cost breakup)
Medical bills, Cost of medicines(purchased from outside), transport services, Foster charges, food(for the animal injured during the course of treatment).