Dharamsala Animal Rescue

We seek a humane environment for animals with direct benefits to the communities of Himachal Pradesh, India. We work to end human deaths by rabies, provide humane animal control programs and community education.
Aug 26, 2014

The Five Little Pups - PLEASE VOTE ASAP

The 3 girls
The 3 girls

Hi DAR friends!

Today we are going to address a huge problem in our community that really upsets us here at DAR: Puppy
Dumping!!!
For some mislead reason here in India only male dogs are coveted as pets. These 5 little girls were abandoned a couple of days ago. Despite the popular belief that males don't need to get fixed as they can't get pregnant, we suggest ALL dogs get desexed here in India (even the males as it makes them less territorial and aggressive).
Many studies have shown that while there is no difference in the inherent intelligence between the sexes, female dogs achieve maturity faster so they are much easier to train. We have vaccinated and dewormed the five gorgeous, healthy,playful pups. We will work to find them homes, but we know it will be difficult. 
Luckily though, they are quite photogenic and one of the photos taken by a volunteer was accepted into the Global Giving Photo contest! We now have the opportunity to win $1000 and also receive some publicity on the Global Giving Home page if we land in the 1 or 2 spots. Currently, we are 7th, so we are hoping that each of you could vote and share with your friends. No ICE WATER necessary : ) 
Here is the link: 
http://www.globalgiving.org/poll/photo-contest-2014/
Just click on the same photo you see in this email. 
As always, thanks for your support! 

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Aug 26, 2014

HELP DAR win the GG Photo Contest and Enter to win a trip to Park City, UTAH

Park City
Park City

Hey all!

If you do the following two things:

VOTE for DAR's photo in the Global Giving Photo Contest here http://www.globalgiving.org/poll/vote/?pollOptionId=767 where we can win $1000 and gain exposure to more supporters

AND donate 20$ on Global Giving to DAR here https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/dharamsala-animal-rescue/

YOU will be a potential winner for a FREE luxurious weekend trip in Park City, Utah in your own private two bedroom condo for two nights compliments of SKI Magazine and Resorts West (www.resortswest.com). This is perfect for a romantic getaway OR can comfortably sleep up to six if you prefer to have a fun reunion with a bunch of friends!

 

The winner has one year to use the trip (before September 15, 2015...black out dates apply: Presidents week, MLK, and Christmas through New Year's).

The contest ends on August 29th!

Thanks for your support and good luck!!!

PS.. attached are some photos of where you could be vacationing this year.

Park City Mountain
Park City Mountain
Aug 4, 2014

Thank you to each and everyone of you near and far

Meet the Methas
Meet the Methas

Dear supporters of Dharamsala Animal Rescue, 

We cannot thank you enough for making our Donor Matching Day such a sucess! We were hoping to raise $10,000 and we hit our mark!! This will now get us through 2 more months of our work. I know we ask a lot of you, time and time again, but if it were not for all of you, we could not continue this work that is so important to all of us, and especially to Dharamsala's animals and the Dharamsala community. 

Today, I would like to talk about a few other folks that live locally in Dharamsala and spend their time helping the animals on the ground. These folks cannot donate a lot of money, but their time and efforts help make our work and the lives of animals a thousand times better!! 

First, meet the  Mehta family who are considered the "dog guardian angels" to the dogs in Civil Lines area of Dharamsala. Everyday Mr and Mrs Mehta, along with their daughter, feed around 16 stray dogs using 70kg of flour each month. They told us that they don't even like to go away on vacations as there will be no one to feed the dogs, and they would worry a pup might get sick. Our staff was so impressed with the selfless generosity and love this family pours out for these creatures day after day. If you ever see them in the Dharamsala Civil Lines area,let them know that their contribution to our community is appreciated. No one has asked them to do this; they do it out of the kindness of their own hearts... 

Next, meet Marie. She lives besides the Dalai Lama's temple and has personally taken in 5 stray dogs. The dark brown dog in the bottom right hand corner of this photo has only one front leg and would never have survived on the street. It really does take the efforts of all of us working together to make a difference. We don't want these dogs to just survive... we want them to thrive!!! And people like Marie are actively working to make that a reality!

Lastly, Meet Christa. Long before DAR even existed this incredible woman has been protecting the animals of Dharamsala! She is originally from Germany, and has lived in Mcleod Ganj for many years. Christa never leaves her house without dog food and feeds all the hungry strays she sees around town (and the many surrounding towns as well!!) When dogs are sick she personally treats them, and if they need surgery or specialized treatment beyond what she can provide she gets them to a vet immediately. She has rescued at least 8 dogs and built a monsoon shelter for them at her home so they can stay dry and healthy even during the heaviest of mountain rains. One of her adopted dogs is paralysed so Christa has constructed a wheel chair enabling the dog to get exercise and fresh air. This is a photo of her with her newest adoptee... a little pup from Bodgaya that she rescued after it's leg was amputated. Christa is not only a dear friend of DAR, but also a great inspiration. She is truly an example of compassion in action!!!

As you can see, the community of Dharamsala appreciates your donations and kindess at the utmost level. 

To see more of what is happening on the ground, please join our Facebook Page here: 

https://www.facebook.com/DharamsalaAnimalRescue 

If you would like to contribute to our cause, please go to this link here. If you can consider becoming a monthly donor, even for just $10 per month, this will help give us at DAR a huge sigh of relief to know we have montly money coming in to pay for our montly costs of about $5000 per month. 

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/dharamsala-animal-rescue/

 

As always, thank you for your ongoing support. With SO MUCH Gratitude. 

Meet Marie
Meet Marie
Meet Christa
Meet Christa

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