Help The Adorable Furry Residents Of IIT Madras Live Safe Happy Lives! | Milaap
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Help The Adorable Furry Residents Of IIT Madras Live Safe Happy Lives!

IIT Madras and its 620-acre campus is home to over 8000 human residents and, as is often forgotten, almost 100 adorable and loving dogs and cats, who form close lasting friendships with students and faculty and staff; no trip from a student's hostel to class/department is complete without seeing and petting, and occasionally feeding, a friendly hungry dog.
 
As the institute is without an on-campus veterinarian or a dedicated veterinary hospital, 'Friends of Animals' (FoA), a small group of dedicated volunteer residents and students of the institute neuter, vaccinate, feed, and provide medical care for sick, wounded and hungry dogs and cats.

Since its founding, the group has been completely self-funded; however, with an ever-increasing number of wounded/sick animals and a stark lack of food available for them, costs for the group has risen to the point that it is no longer possible to continue our efforts without donations to the group.

This fundraising page was set up in October 2019 to seek donations from alumni and students sympathetic to the group's cause. Any amount you can donate helps! All proceeds will go to feeding and caring for our furry neighbours.

FoA can be reached at the following:
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/friendsofanimalsiitm/
- Email: friendsofanimals.iitmadras@gmail.com
     
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16th November 2019
Browny, a sweet 10-year old senior dog, has a malignant tumour in his abdomen. FoA has paid partially for his treatment, medication, chemotherapy, and wound dressing.

His medical bills have come to INR 20355; FoA has paid INR 3000 and are fundraising for the remainder amount.  

He is back in campus from the hospital and is recovering slowly; we hope he will be back to his happy loving self very soon.
Browny, a sweet 10-year old senior dog, has a malignant tumour in his abdomen. FoA has paid partially for his treatment, medication, chemotherapy, and wound dressing.

His medical bills have come to INR 20355; FoA has paid INR 3000 and are fundraising for the remainder amount.  

He is back in campus from the hospital and is recovering slowly; we hope he will be back to his happy loving self very soon.
30th October 2019
Hello all!

This update is to let you know that the funds collected so far are being withdrawn to the bank account of the FoA volunteer who is managing this fundraiser -- Varun Sridhar (IITM 2019 alumnus) -- and will be used for the on-ground work that the group does in IIT Madras, of which Ms. Sujatha (whose name is on the link) is an active member.

Also: we are currently collecting data of the number of dogs FoA has sterilised, and writing brief recovery stories of individual wounded dogs that the group has helped treat and operate on.

Thanks again for all your support; our furry neighbours thank you!      
Hello all!

This update is to let you know that the funds collected so far are being withdrawn to the bank account of the FoA volunteer who is managing this fundraiser -- Varun Sridhar (IITM 2019 alumnus) -- and will be used for the on-ground work that the group does in IIT Madras, of which Ms. Sujatha (whose name is on the link) is an active member.

Also: we are currently collecting data of the number of dogs FoA has sterilised, and writing brief recovery stories of individual wounded dogs that the group has helped treat and operate on.

Thanks again for all your support; our furry neighbours thank you!      
23rd October 2019
Update: Thank you all so much for your generosity and kindness!

We estimated our monthly requirement to be INR 20,000 for neutering/sterilisation, veterinarian and surgeon visits (doctor fees and transportation costs, etc., included), and food expenses for the campus dogs and cats. In addition, we are planning to run a sterilisation drive for all the cats in the institute to help control their population.

Since our target was reached in just a few days, we have decided to continue this current fundraising campaign to cover two months, i.e., to INR 40000. Please do continue to share the link with your friends and peers!

We are also working on collating individual dog rescue/recovery stories, pictures, and the number of all the animals who we've helped/sterilised; we're also going to be issuing regular updates on the status of the animals under our care.

Thank you once again; we are excited for all the possibilities our new funding will open up for the care of our fluffy friends!    
Update: Thank you all so much for your generosity and kindness!

We estimated our monthly requirement to be INR 20,000 for neutering/sterilisation, veterinarian and surgeon visits (doctor fees and transportation costs, etc., included), and food expenses for the campus dogs and cats. In addition, we are planning to run a sterilisation drive for all the cats in the institute to help control their population.

Since our target was reached in just a few days, we have decided to continue this current fundraising campaign to cover two months, i.e., to INR 40000. Please do continue to share the link with your friends and peers!

We are also working on collating individual dog rescue/recovery stories, pictures, and the number of all the animals who we've helped/sterilised; we're also going to be issuing regular updates on the status of the animals under our care.

Thank you once again; we are excited for all the possibilities our new funding will open up for the care of our fluffy friends!    
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Rs.40,049 raised

Goal: Rs.40,000

Beneficiary: Sujatha CK info_outline

Supporters (40)

MM
MRIDUL MOHAN M donated Rs.9,500
PA
PADMANABHAN A donated Rs.200
A
Aditya donated Rs.200
A
Apurv donated Rs.200

Doing my bit..

PB
Preeti donated Rs.500
MM
MRIDUL MOHAN M donated Rs.1,000