Dear [donor first name],
WOW! We are over the moon with the generosity you have shown us during this crazy time! For the first time ever during a matching campaign we have exceeded our goal.
You have collectively contributed $6,910.38 plus additional matching! We will be able to keep helping our residents, patients, emergency cases, and pay our staff for the time being. I was really afraid that we would be having to shut down or let people go at this time. This is such a relief.
In India, the supply chain for food has made it extremely difficult for families (and DAR) to get what is needed. We feed our dogs a combination of meat, rice, soya, eggs. We are having issues with our main supplier of meat scraps but are so far lucky enough to find some chicken.
Soon there will be no chicken so we are scavenging the shops to find as much dry dog food as we can which is much more. Amazon is no longer delivering in India so we cannot get it that way.
Luckily, pharmacies are still open and we have a good stock of medicine and supplies. We don't see things getting better in India - in fact - it will get worse for some time.
On a good note, many governments are allowing people to go out and feed the stray animals during lockdown. Some cities are giving street feeder passes to allow people to drive around town and feed. Unfortunately, our district is not allowing this due to a death from Covid 19.
However, they encouraging people to feed dogs and other animals when they are out shopping for essentials during the allowed hours from 7am to 1pm and to feed animals around your homes and in your villages.
We are still trying to get special permission to go around with our vehicles and feed. In the meantime, we are promoting it on social media as much as possible.
But for now, we are up and running and our dogs seem to be enjoying the lockdown more than the human as you can see in this video.