Oct 2, 2018

Learn how you can save a life

Hello [donor first name],

On September 28th Dharamsala Animal Rescue celebrated World Rabies Day, a global health awareness day raising awareness about rabies.

More than 20,000 Indians die each year from rabies, usually from a dog bite. 40% of the time that death is an impoverished child.

DAR is committed to doing our part to end human death by rabies in Dharamsala and its surrounding villages. This year alone we have vaccinated over 600 dogs reducing the risk of rabies in our community.

Every day at DAR, we are spreading the word about the importance of animal birth control and vaccination to manage the stray dog population. By educating villagers about the benefits of becoming a rabies-free zone, we empower them to be part of the solution.

Today, we ask you to do your part to prevent more deaths from rabies.

What you can do. Alert others about how rabies kills poor, uneducated Indians, usually children, every 30 minutes. Let them know about the valuable work we do to promote public health and animal welfare to keep the community safe from this deadly disease. 

  • Share. Spread the word by encouraging others to get involved. 
  • Fundraise. Create a GlobalGiving fundraiser to raise money for vaccinations.
  • Donate. Every $10 covers a complete series of vaccinations for a stray dog. 

Thank you. Your continued effort to make our community safe is appreciated. 

Deb, Founder


Aug 28, 2018

DAR rescued 65 dogs this month

At Dharamsala Animal Rescue, we receive calls everyday alerting us that an animal is seriously injured and requires emergency care.

In the past month, since your generous donation to Treat 100 injured Indian street dogs, we have been able to rescue 65 animals this month including Oreo and Bruce.

Oreo, life of the party

Lucky for Oreo, someone scooped him off of the road and brought him to DAR. We do not know how he was injured, but he couldn't walk though nothing was broken. We decided to try a holistic approach of daily massage and exercise and after just a few weeks he started to walk! Now that Oreo is up, there is no stopping him.

Check out Oreo's rescue video.

Bruce, our newest tripod

Bruce is only about 3 months old and his back leg was crushed under a vehicle. The damage was too severe so his leg had to be amputated. These poor pups born on the street live a precarious life of dodging cars and avoiding mishap. Like his other three-legged mates: Coconut, Cookie and Dorjee, we cannot put these dogs back on the street so he’ll stay with us at DAR until he is adopted. Thankfully, Bruce was fostered by one of our volunteers which helped get him from rescue to recovery!

Our Street Animal Rescue program provides 24/7 emergency care for animals suffering from severe injuries, illnesses, or other life-threatening conditions. We rescue dozens of animals each month including not just dogs but cows, monkeys and birds.

We couldn't do this without the dedication of volunteers and donors like you.

With gratitude,

Deb Jarrett, Founder

P.S. Learn more about how you can sponsor Oreo or Bruce and further support DAR’s rescue program. Sponsorships make great gifts!


Jul 3, 2018

Treat 100 injured Indian street dogs

Foxy, victim of a hit and run, needs your support
Foxy, victim of a hit and run, needs your support

At Dharamsala Animal Rescue, we receive approximately 7 to 10 calls per week alerting us that a dog that has been hit by a car and left to die on the roadside. 

For some, the call comes too late. For others, like Foxy, the call comes just in time.

She was found bleeding from her nose, not able to walk, and in shock. We had no idea if she would make it, and we knew we had to work fast. 

In just a few weeks time, Foxy was back on her feet and acting just like any puppy should—a combo of adorable and naughty.

For just $50, you can help a dog like Foxy. This is all that is needed to take her from rescue to recovery. 

So...mark your calendar! Another GlobalGiving Matching Day is coming. For one-day only, donations to Dharamsala Animal Rescue will be matched up to 50%. Join us on July 18 at 9am ET for this single day opportunity. (Click here to find the time in your location: https://dardogs.com/2lI3f0j.)

Help us reach our $5,000 goal so we receive the full $2,500 match by Global Giving. $5000 in donations to DAR will fund our Street Animal Rescue program and provide 24/7 emergency care for 100 animals suffering from severe injuries, illnesses, or other life-threatening conditions. 

The additional funding will go towards administrative costs including salaries for our local Indian vets, vet assistants, and welfare officers who work round the clock to save as many animals as they can. Believe it or not, $2500 is all that is needed to cover one months salaries for the local staff. 

We couldn't do this without the dedication of volunteers and donors like you. Remember to donate early so we can get the matching funds before they run out! 

With gratitude, 

Deb Jarrett, Founder

P.S. Add a reminder to your calendar: July 18, 9am ET (time in your location https://dardogs.com/2lI3f0j.)

P.P.S Foxy got adopted              

Foxy feeling better: )
Foxy feeling better: )
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