Helping Hands for Speechless Souls is an NGO run by the amazing Kanwaljeet, who has loved and cared for strays since she was a little girl. When I met her in July 2021, she was caring for 30 dogs in her own home. In the absence of NGOs, shelters, and veterinary clinics, she was the only person in the entire Haridwar area who was willing to take in two malnourished puppies I found by the highway.
Fast forward to January 2022 - Kanwaljeet was given land by the local govt. to set up Haridwar's first and only dog shelter, in recognition of her unwavering determination and commitment to the welfare of strays.
While this has been a huge milestone, it has also meant a massive surge of strays entering the shelter each week. Today, the shelter houses 150 dogs, 50 of whom require regular medical attention. Another 25 newborns and critical cases are cared for at Kanwaljeet's home. The shelter receives at least 20 new accident cases each week. It has become impossible to keep the shelter running and provide the needed medical care to the dogs through a visiting veterinarian. This is where you come in.
Please help us raise funds to hire a resident veterinary doctor and a veterinary assistant and to build an isolation ward for new puppies. In two simple steps, you can help thousands of strays receive the love and care they deserve.
1) Contribute to this fundraiser - consider contributing at least the amount you would spend on a night out or a meal. Every bit counts and is much appreciated!
2) Share this with friends and family and urge them to contribute as well. We hope to reach at least 1,500 individuals with this. Our four-legged best friends are counting on your support!
If you have any questions or are keen to support in additional ways (including in-kind or becoming a regular donor), please reach out to me at natasha.uppal53 (at) gmail.com with the subject "Helping Hands for Speechless Souls".
Sending you many puppy licks in gratitude!
Advisory Board Member
Helping Hands for Speechless Souls