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Feb 13, 2020

It's been cold in the Himalayas!

Once paralyzed from a car accident, Swift is not just walking again but running.
Swift – paralyzed from a car accident

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Hi ,

Winter is cold in the Himalayas and unfortunately, it is also puppy season. 

So many puppy born on the streets. No matter how many spay/neuter we do, there are so many more that need to be done. To try to up our game in that area, we are looking to change the way we implement our ABC (Animal Birth Control) program. 

We are looking to change to a "camp" based method which would have us gathering vet volunteers twice a year (October and April) to do as many spay/neuter as we can within those months. With this method, we can get more done (ideally) than we do in one year in our monthly program, where we currently aim for 80 per month. 

 Unfortunately, in the monthly program, we are unable to work during monsoon and sometimes in the winter due to weather. These restrictions cause issues with stabilizing the population while we focus on specific areas because if we do not hit 90% sterilization within 6 months, the moms are having litters again, making our work harder. 

Currently, we are aiming to hold our first camp in October, 2019. Stay tuned for more details as we go through the year. 


In the meantime, we have puppies, more than we can find homes for, like this cutie, Chhota Beem. 



Chhota Bheem was found chewing his left front and back paws. We think maybe he stepped on something really hot and it burned the tissues and the itchiness made him chew his paws partially off. 

We crossed our fingers and gave him a long anaesthetic because we needed to clean all of the dead tissue away. His was in such a poor state that we did not think he would wake up - but lo and behold, he was awake and eating the next day!

He is now getting stronger everyday, has a great appetite and is very charming! He is even walking! You can see just how charming he is by viewing the YouTube link below. 

You can see more success stories and learn how Dharamsala Animal Rescue is making a more humane and sustainable life for the street dogs of Dharamsala by joining us on social media.

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With gratitude,

Deb Jarrett, Founder & Executive Director

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Dec 17, 2019

Juliet is a survivor

Congratulations! You have collectively contributed $5,127 to save 50 suffering Indian street dogs. We wanted to share a rescue story with you to demonstrate the power your donations have on the health and safety of our street dogs.

Juliet, just 1.5 months old, was run over by a car and nearly lost her paw. To worsen matters, she was also infected by canine babesiosis, a parasite transmitted through a tick that infects red blood cells and can lead to anemia. She was very weak and full of ticks and fleas.

Thanks to our skilled vets and committed support staff, Juliet's paw was saved. She showed immediate progress and healed within a few weeks. Once she got a clean bill of health, we were able to send her home. 

Juliet is just one of the hundreds of street dogs we have helped this year. You can see more success stories and learn how Dharamsala Animal Rescue is making a more humane and sustainable life for the street dogs of Dharamsala by joining us on social media.

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With gratitude,

Deb Jarrett, Founder & Executive Director

P.S. Don't wait any longer. Making a monthly gift to DAR provides ongoing support for the critical work we do to help the street dogs of Dharamsala.


Nov 21, 2019

Watch out Amazon, GivingTuesday is coming!

The invent of Black Friday brought huge lines just to buy the newest gizmo. Then came Cyber Monday, where the free shipping promos completely changed the landscape of holiday shopping. But when #GivingTuesday started in 2012 people embraced it as a way to refocus their energy and spending by giving back! 

Last year, DAR raised over $5,000 on #GivingTuesday!  

Your donation funded our annual stray dog population survey, which includes a rabies vaccination camp in the 6 villages we are currently targeting to create a better environment for animals and people. Our goal is to sustain population growth by spaying and neutering 90% of the dogs in these areas and by vaccinating 70% of the dogs to eradicate rabies. 

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In 2018, we vaccinated 347 dogs in 4.5 days, and our scientific population survey estimated that there are approximately 4,200 stray dogs live in the larger target area. These surveys help us plan and better monitor and evaluate our success. 

So far in 2019, DAR has spay/neutered and vaccinated 744 dogs. Since September, we have reached 90% in one targeted area and 70% in another.

This year, we will vaccinate 700-800 dogs during our population survey and vaccination camp. Our goal for #GivingTuesday 2019 is $6,000 to make this possible, but we need your help to reach it!

So mark your calendars for #GivingTuesday on December 3rd and look out for our email. Matching funds will be available but they run out fast so give early and give as generously as you can. 

We’re looking forward to this exciting time of year when we’re out in the community working together to eradicate rabies and create a sustained healthy population of stray dogs which in turn creates a safer environment for humans.  

Warm Regards,

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