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59 Thank You’s! From the dogs that you helped in 2013.

Posted on | December 20, 2013 | 1 Comment

‘The Voice of Stray Dogs’ (VoSD) Fund Raise of Rs 30,000 for St. Bernard’s Animal Welfare Trust (Gurgaon)

Posted on | December 6, 2013 | No Comments

VoSD Fund Raise of Rs 30,000 for St. Bernard's Animal Welfare Trust (Gurgaon)

VoSD Fund Raise of Rs 30,000 for St. Bernard’s Animal Welfare Trust (Gurgaon)

Read on and participate to help the 30 dogs, 1 bull and 1 emu lovingly brought to health and kept for life by this aging couple in Gurgaon. See about The Voice of Stray Dogs (VoSD) here

Why does VoSD help other organizations? 

The formative idea of VoSD is to help dogs. The question is the scale of impact. Which is along these lines:

  • How do we impact the lives of 1,000,000X dogs in India? Information, data and analysis. More, and correct, relevant information is critical in influencing policy, court decisions and media opinion. In 2 years VoSD runs the largest stray dogs related content site in the world. And our data is the backbone of multiple court cases in India’s High Courts and the Supreme Court.
  • How do we impact 100,000X dogs in a region? Investigation into agencies acting on dogs keeps them honest. 5 such agencies have either closed or transformed due to VoSDs investigation and reporting.
  • How do we impact 1000x dogs in a city? Direct medical action. VoSD provides the most sophisticated medical care available in India to stray dogs that are reported to us and in our care (in Bangalore). We’re the largest privately run and the most efficient dog rescue agency in the country. And we’re set to scale.
  • How do we impact 100x dogs in a city? We help people who help dogs. This includes police and court action for cruelty and for protecting the rights of citizens. And of helping the individuals and agencies that helps dogs. We call this ‘VoSD Gives’

What is the help we’ve given before?

  • Distribution of laptops and computers to AWOs/ NGOs for bringing in greater effectiveness in their operations. The recipients have included Sarvodaya (Bangalore), Animal Care Society (New Delhi) Fauna Police (New Delhi), CUPA (Bangalore), Friendicoes SECA (New Delhi) and others.
  • Financial assistance to specific dogs in CUPA (Bangalore) and fund raise for Maruthi Animal Shelter (Bangalore)
  • Technical and legal assistance to Cessna Lifeline (Bangalore)
  • Rehoming dogs from shelters in distress including 21 dogs from ARF (Bangalore) and 15 dogs from ARF (Kerala)
More details can be seen here

Why are we trying to help St Bernard’s Animal shelter at this time?

Today a small independent animal welfare organization called St Bernard’s Animal Welfare Trust, based in Gurgaon, needs your help. It is run by with great grace and dignity by Chrys and Crescentia Scolt Fernandes, an aged couple,  It is funded solely through proceeds from the Bernardo’s Goan restaurant run by them in Gurgaon, and a few kind donors from time to time.

  • It is run in a half-acre farm at Chand Nagar ki Dhani, Farukhnagar, Gurgaon, Haryana. They have been health setbacks and they just can’t work harder, at this age, to provide for the animals in their care.
  • 30 dogs, a bull and an emu call St Bernard’s their home. All have been rescued rescued from various places in and around Gurgaon. Read more

Avis Lyons’ and ARK’s dogs need your help!

If you know about stray dogs you know there is barely a place worse in India than Kerala is. If you're doing any animal welfare and don't know Avis Lyons - you've been doing something else! She has run, single-handedly and against all odds, Animal Rescue Kerala (ARK). Avis came to India to stay and to help dogs. And she's walked the talk for 12 years. She's the energy and passion that puts someone less than half her age to shame. ...

The Chronicles of Chai and Chapati. And the journey of William Pitt-Thacker & Tom Cornish from Rishikesh to Bangalore on bicycles.

It is said that India has 2 affects on people: those who love it as they experience it, and those who can't wait to get away. And it is also said of people on a journey that they can choose to bring themselves to a point on a map on a jet plane and jet out and refer to what they saw from the taxi glass window as experience. Or they walk it and experience life in the new place ...

Experimentation on Beagle Dogs in India – A data analysis by Rakesh Shukla for The Voice of Stray Dogs of CPSCEA (GoI) data from 2007-2011

              This is the 1st ever look in India of Companies doing experiments on beagles Type of experimentation on beagles Volume of experimentation and experiments approved Scope of this White Paper The scope of this study is restricted to experimentation on beagle dogs in India. It arises out of the authors interest in dogs, and that no publicly available data – or even estimates – are  available on the number ...

Did the Chennai NGOs including Blue Cross of India, SPCA and PFA fight the Chennai Mayors order for creating dog pounds? And are they fighting it now?

Dog pounds are not what the doctor ordered for Indian Dogs. Animal Birth Control Rules are. Typical state governments that give abysmal healthcare to its citizens through government hospitals, and incarcerates prisoners in squalor, and can't manage any level of even a ABC programs in Jammu & Kashmir & Kerala can't but re-produce the type of 'dog pounds' found in Hyderabad & Shimla.   But now dog pounds in Chennai don't just seem ...

Open letter to the Mayor of Chennai: Dog pounds are not just unethical, they are illegal and so is your decision to make 15 of them in Chennai

Thiru Sadai Duraisamy Hon’ble Mayor Corporation of Chennai We write to you regarding an issue that is causing deep concern to us, and many others like us.  We read the following news in The Hindu about your decision to make dog pounds in Chennai with great consternation. We also have an update from concerned Chennai citizens who met you following this article confirming the aforesaid decision. We've have read through the news article carefully and are deeply concerned because not only is your plan ...

The Supreme Court of India stays the Shimla High Court directing the Municipal Corporation to make Shimla “Stray Dog Free”

Shimla has an interesting history with dogs - the Municipal Corp created a dog pound to remove the dogs from the streets. The deplorable conditions of this pound were covered in an expose here and with a revisit here. The accompanying picture is from the same pound. Sometimes the Corporation and the local AWBI legal reps are in such hurry to just be ...

Dogs killed, strung and hung on NH24 at Ghaziabad, police finally takes the PFA complaint

This is an exclusive detailed look at the photographs of the incident reported by The Hindustan Times and The Daily Mail. Animal cruelty, especially on the ubiquitous Indian Dog, finds such low priority that hardly any mainstream media gives any in-depth coverage. Photo's © Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times used with permission by The Voice of Stray Dogs. Captioning by Saurabh Trivedi, the Hindustan Times. [caption id="attachment_3150" align="alignleft" width="485"] Ghaziabad, India - April 13:Two stray dogs were found hanging to a tree on Saturday at NH 24. Animal right ...

‘Uma’ the Stray Dog feeder of Cubbon Park: A photo essay by Rashna Lentin

Cubbon Park (Kannada: ಕಬ್ಬನ್ ಪಾರ್ಕ್) is a 300 acre area in the middle of Bangalore (starts at the edge of M G Road). The park was  created in 1870 by the then Chief Engineer Major General Richard Sankey (on who's name is another Bangalore landmark - Sankey Tank). The park was originally called “Meade’s Park” after Sir John Meade, the acting Commissioner of Mysore. Was renamed for the 1st time as Cubbon Park, Sir Mark Cubbon the Commissioner of Mysore. Was renamed for the 2nd ...