Moving from Delhi to Chennai 20 years ago to pursue a career was not an easy decision for Anjali. What made her stay back in Chennai was a special love for homeless dogs. She found them wherever she went, on roadsides, by the garbage bins; sometimes injured, lost and hungry but always affectionate and with a wagging tail. Anjali took them under her wing and has them all in her home today. “The space is cramped. I had a room (on stilts) constructed for them. Another room like this one would make things quite manageable. There are many dogs out there who’d like shelter and regular nourishment. I’d like to help them out as well,” she says.
Anjali's work does not end with simply feeding these dogs and giving them a place to live; birth control of stray dogs is another important aspect of her work. “It is important to control their population,” she says, adding that doctors from People for Animals (PFA) and private vets help with this. When she sees a stray dog that is not neutered, she takes them in her Maruti rescue van and brings them in for birth control.
Bhairava Ashram has been sheltering injured and abandoned dogs since its inception in 2006. Besides, it has also been actively been involved in getting the streets dogs neutered. We require room of 6 x 5 ft ie 30 sq ft for the pre and post op care of the street dogs. The estimated cost of cost of construction including a grill door will be Rs 2000/- per sq foot .
Total cost is there fore Rs 2000x 30 sq ft: Rs 60,000/-.