For four years I've been feeding and rescuing dogs and cats on the streets of New Mumbai , everything paid from my own money.
I'd like to raise funds in order to help more animals in need.
What do I plan to do with the funds?
Feed 30 stray dogs every day and get them medical help as and when required.
1. How do I know this is legit?
A. I have been working with animals in India (Mumbai) since 2016. My work with stray dogs has been reported in Newsband Newspaper on 19th August 2020 with the help of PAWS.I also run a dog and cats foster at home in New Mumbai . To me, this is a passion.
2. Why do you need this money?
A. For four years, I have fed stray dogs every day in the New Panvel, Koproli area (during holidays, I hire help for feeding) and this entire effort has been self-funded. I have also sterilized and vaccinated these dogs. This puts a significant strain on my finances, given that my only source of income is my savings from my last job.
3. What specific costs will my contribution cover?
A. My monthly expense for feeding 30 stray dogs is approximately Rs. 10,000. I cook a meal consisting of rice, chicken and Pedigree dog food (one meal a day). For cats, cook rice with fish and whiskas cat food. This, plus the fuel expenses come to Rs. 320 a day. While traveling, I hire help for feeding and pay them, depending upon the duration of the exercise. The money raised will go entirely towards covering these costs.
4. Will you be keeping any money as a fee for your efforts?
A. No. I have a my savings that pays my bills. Feeding stray dogs is something I do out of my love for animals.
5. Tell us a bit about yourself.
A. I am Sujata staying in Koproli, New Panvel , was working in USA since 2009 for Automotive Company As project manager, I have got transferred to India in 2014 , and worked till 2016 in Chennai and Ahmadabad. later I moved to Mumbai and since then working as an animal rights activist. Apart from feeding stray dogs, I also run an animal-rescue Whatsapp group called (New Panvel Animal Rescue )