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Jun 24, 2019

DAR vet performs radical life-saving surgery

Princess Snowy recovery story
Princess Snowy recovery story

Dear [donor first name],

In the past 3 months, you have collectively contributed 12,010 amount to Dharamsala Animal Rescue. Let me tell you what kind of impact your donations have done for the street dogs of Dharamsala!

  • 150 dogs were rescued
  • 256 dogs were spay/neutered
  • 292 dogs were vaccinated for rabies
  • 145 children participated in our Animal Buddies humane education program
  • 10 dogs were adopted to loving Forever Homes

I also want to share with you a couple examples of recent rescues:

Surgery saves dog from near death

Golden had a large tumour that enveloped all his genitals and it was so big it burst open. Our vet tried chemotherapy but that didn't seem to work as the tumour was too big. Therefore, as a last attempt to save him she performed a radical surgery that involved removing the tumour and his genitals and performing a perineal urethrostomy, therefore making another hole for him to pee from. Thus surgery however came with the major risk of wound breakdown because so much had to be removed.

Goldie was then put on strict cage rest to hear for 2 weeks. 6 weeks later, he was brought back to his caretaker family, happy, healthy, and peeing just fine. I applaud Dr. Sonia on this incredible saving of this dog’s life.

You can see his release on Facebook

Partially blind dog can now see

Princess Snowy came to DAR as a sick and partially blind puppy of only 1.5 months. Turns out the partial blindness was only because of her tick fever, and she has now FULLY RECOVERED, not only from the fever, but from her partial blindness too.

See her story on Facebook

You can see more success stories and learn more about how Dharamsala Animal Rescue is making a more humane and sustainable life for the street dogs of Dharamsala. Visit us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/DharamsalaAnimalRescue

Gratefully,
Deb Jarrett, Founder and Executive Director 

PS: Want to see what a day at DAR looks like? Check out our new video on our YouTube channel


Golden's deadly tumour
Golden's deadly tumour
Goldie after surgery
Goldie after surgery

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Mar 27, 2019

Help Coyote, an abandoned pet, trying to survive the streets

Coyote, an abandoned pet, was hit by a car
Coyote, an abandoned pet, was hit by a car

Coyote was abandoned in Dharamsala by her owner. Having no street smarts, she was hit by a car and suffered a broken leg.

Why would anyone abandon such a cutie? Puppies require a lot of work—training and exercise—and not everyone is prepared for that level of commitment so they open the gate and look the other way.

Everyday at Dharamsala Animal Rescue, we rescue abandoned pets and dumped puppies. This year alone we've helped more than 30 injured pets and rescued nearly 100 street dogs

The good news is you can help. All next week, from April 8 to April 12, donations up to $50 to Dharamsala Animal Rescue will be matched. Our goal is to raise $10,000 to rescue 200 injured street dogs.

A $50 donation covers the monthly costs of feeding 2 in-patients a healthy, protein-rich diet during their stay at DAR so they can regain their strength and heal.

So mark your calendar: April 8, 9am ET and remember to donate early so we can get the matching funds before they run out. Find your time zone.

With gratitude,
Deb Jarrett, Founder

P.S. We couldn't help animals like Coyote without the dedication of volunteers and donors like you.

Coyote. Feeling better and looking for a new home.
Coyote. Feeling better and looking for a new home.

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Dec 27, 2018

DAR Vaccinates 347 Street Dogs for Rabies

Marking a vaccinated dog helps manage population
Marking a vaccinated dog helps manage population

Dear [donor first name],

As 2018 approaches its end, we wanted to share with you our successes. By the end of the year, we will have served over 15,000 animals. Your generous support over the past 10 years that have made this possible. We ask that you continue to keep your heart open to DAR as we move into the next year.

2018 #’s

  • Vaccinated 1,185dogs
  • Treated 1,043animals through mobile clinic
  • Sterilized 544 dogs
  • Rescued 611 animals at clinic
  • Found homes for 20 dogs

One of the achievements we are particularly proud of is the number of dogs we vaccinated this year. This month, we hosted a rabies vaccination camp and vaccinated 347 dogs in 4 days, increasing our vaccinations for the year by 30%!

In addition to vaccinating dogs, we were able to conduct a population study in order to better understand how well we are managing our dog population in order to create a rabies free environment.

Learn more by watching our video: https://youtu.be/Upth4FrULpQ 

We were lucky enough to partner with Hunter Dowds, a pre-med student at the Lawrence University, who is studying rabies in India and volunteering at DAR. He helped us design and execute the study.

Read more about the study – https://dardogs.com/2GPsL1g

This study in addition to the one we did last year shows there are approximately 4,200 homeless dogs in the lower Dharamsala area. The World Health Organization states that 70% of homeless dogs need to be vaccinated to control rabies and create a rabies free environment. This means in order for this portion of Dharamsala to be rabies free, we would need to vaccinate 2,940 dogs as well as sterilize them to stop the dogs from continuing to give birth—the humane way to control population.

Currently, DAR is performing 60 sterilizations and vaccinations per month. With our current funding, it will take four years to create a rabies free environment. By expanding our budget, we can increase our monthly numbers by hiring more staff. 

With your support, we can truly become a rabies-free zone achieving our goal to end human death from rabies. 

$25 donation covers the neutering and vaccinating of a male dog          

$35 covers spaying and vaccinating a female dog

Help us start off strong in 2019, prepared for increased capacity. If we can raise $6,000 by the end of the year, we’ll be able to sterilize and vaccinate 40 additional dogs.

Gratefully,
Deb, Founder

Pups are most vulnerable to rabies.
Pups are most vulnerable to rabies.
Street dogs are friendly if healthy and cared for.
Street dogs are friendly if healthy and cared for.
Dogs are vaccinated and counted for study.
Dogs are vaccinated and counted for study.

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