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Nov 28, 2017

Rambo, Pirate, and Peach Need your Help.

Rambo
Rambo

Dear DAR Friends, 

 

As #GivingTuesday nears, we thought we would share with you three of our dogs you really need your gifts. 

The Story of Rambo: 

Rambo was hit by a car along with his sister. His sister was lucky and only had a small fracture. Rambo, had severe nerve damage to his front leg. Our vet knew that if the leg was left alone, that it would become infected and Rambo could die. An emergency amputation was performed and now Rambo is learning to walk on his three legs. We have noticed that he is much happier with three legs as his pain has now subsided. 

He is such a sweetie and we are hoping to find a permanent home for him in either the USA or Canada as we know that no one in India will adopt him. Until that time, we need to cover his costs for his surgery and for his ongoing care at DAR until we find him a forever home. His surgery (including a neuter) and medicine cost $100. His monthly costs for food and care are approximately $25. 

The Story of Pirate: 

 Our staff found Pirate on the road with one eye closed and goop coming out of both eyes. He was diagnosed with distichia,  an eyelash disorder that is found in dogs. It is in-growth of the eyelashes; distichiasis is an eyelash that grows from an abnormal spot on the eyelid and it's very painful and causes ulcers on the eyes. 

We cannot believe how friendly and sweet this guy is considering the amount of pain he must be in. Unfortunately, one of is eyes is permanently damaged but we will do surgery to save the one good eye. 

If you can help Pirate by covering the cost of his surgery ($100) and his food, care and medicine until he recovers (approximately $30 per month) he will be forever grateful. 

Depending on Pirate's recovery will determine if we can put him back on the street or not. We are hoping we can find a loving home for this guy, but it will be tough...no many want a one eyed adult dog. 

The Story of Peach: 

Luckily for Peach, DAR staff member Shabnam, saw her on the side of the road about an hour from Dharamsala. When she recused Peach, she had no fur on her body at all. No one near her would touch her thinking that she was contagious. As soon as Shabnam approached her she started wagging her tail and went along with her willingly. 

We believe Peach is a dumped pet. She looks like some sort of bull terrier or at least a mix, not a typical desi dog. She was diagnosed with demodex mange, which is the result of a poor immune system. Most likely her owners dumped her when she started losing fur instead of taking her to the vet. 

She is slowly starting to look better and is friendlier than ever! Costs to cover two months of treatment is $85. We really hope to find a good home for her but until that time she will live at DAR. Her continued costs will be $35 per month. 

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Now that you have heard the stories of Rambo, Pirate, and Peach we hope that you can make their #GivingTuesday dreams come true. Any amount we raise over what is needed for these pups, will be giving to the dogs we rescue daily to ensure they have everything they need to recover... and hopefully find forever homes. 

Pirate
Pirate
Peach
Peach

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Sep 27, 2017

Ganju Needs Your Help

Ganju
Ganju

Hi DAR friends, 

 

It has been a busy few months...monsoon season in Dharamsala (mid-July to mid September) is always a time when we see many cases of demodex mange. 

If you don't know what demodex mange is, I am sure you have seen it in photos....photos of dogs that have lost most of their fur, possibly full of scabs, and looking like they have not eaten in a long time. 

Basically, looking exactly like Ganju. What causes this you ask? A supressed immune system...or the result of living on the street without proper nutrition and no shelter from the monsoon rains.

We diagnose and confirm the condiiton with a skin scrape to see what kind of mites are causing the problem. We also need to test for secondary infections 

Ganju, and dogs like Ganju, can take up to 6 months to recover. First, we have to help them put on weight very slowly...feedling them 5 times a day with a high animal protein diet to help them boost their immunity. Of course there is also medicine involved and lots and lots of love. 

Luckily, Ganju is a very friendly boy and not afraid of humans, unlike many of the dogs that arrive at DAR. Even when they do arrive scared and cautious, in a few days they all lean in to human affection. All they want is love : ) 

If you can donate to help Ganju, and some of his friends (Deva and Tashi) please DONATE HERE. 

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On a good note, GlobalGiving is hosting its final Matching Day of 2017 on October 5th. WOOHOO! DAR is hoping to raise $7,000 to help us get through the end of the year. Our monthly operating costs are approximately $7000 so this will be a HUGE help for DAR. This amount includes all the money we need for 30 spay/neuters per month including rabies vaccinations, 30 inpatients, 300 Mobile Clinic patients, and salaries for our amazing local staff of 14 people. (Yes, a little goes a long way in Dharamsala).

Here are the details:

  • Bonus Day begins at 9:00:01 EDT  (click on the link to see time in your area) on Thursday, October 5th, 2017, and ends at 23:59:59 EDT on October 5th, 2017.
  • There is $50,000 in Matching Funds available and they will be available ALL DAY LONG. They will not run out. Yay. 
  • Cap on donations per donor is $1000

If you have any questions, please reply to this email. We could not do what we do without you AND Global Giving. 

 

PS: USA ONLY

Dharamsala Animal Rescue is SO excited to now be partners with Wooftrax. Guess what this means? You can raise funds for us by just WALKING! yes.. that's right. All you have to do is the following:

1. Download the app here: http://www.wooftrax.com/
2. Enter you name Email and Choose us as the organization you are walking for. You can find us under "California". 
3. Enter a dog you want to walk for. It can be your dog, a friends dog, a DAR dog, etc. 
4. Click START WALKING!

The more people walking for us, the more funds we raise! Please let me know if you have any questions! Woof!

Deva
Deva
Tashi
Tashi

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Jun 26, 2017

Meet Suraj

Suraj and Asif Basra
Suraj and Asif Basra
Dear DAR Friends, 
Meet Suraj. DAR's new Professional Reviewer of All Things Dog. DAR rescued Suraj from the streets. He was malnourished, dehydrated, and suffering from mange. 
 
Today, he has his own Instagram page where he will show off his modeling skills, promote products, causes, and help get his friends adopted. Above, is a still from his photo shoot yesterday with Bollywood Actor, Asif Basra . Both are wearing hand-block-printed shirts from Indigo Island and will be part of an upcoming campaign! 
 
You can also join him on his Facebook Group, Eat Play Bark, where he will review anything dog-friendly; hotels, restaurants, parks, beaches, toys, beds, and food. Suraj will review our local spots and we encourage everyone to share information.  We hope this will become a go-to page for people traveling with pets or looking for a new dog food : )
Today, Suraj wants to let you know about the Help My Friends campaign coming up on July 12. GlobalGiving is having a 50% Matching Day, for all of its partners, starting at 9:00am EDT and ending at 11:59pm EDT(click here for your time).
Suraj decided the best way to use the Matching Funds we raise is to find his DAR friends that homed in the USA or Canada. He has 10 friends that live at DAR permanently that no one will adopt in India and they would not survive on the street. 
It can cost as much as $1500 to do this...but Suraj thinks its worth it. His friends deserve loving forever homes. 
If we can raise $10,000 on July 12 then the $5000 in Matching will help get some his friends into good homes! So, please, mark you calendars, remember to donate early and generously so we can try to hit our goal.
So bookmark this link: GLOBALGIVING DAR and save this details, July 12 9:00am EDT and ending at 11:59pm EDT
If you have any questions, please reply to this email. 
Suraj upon arrival at DAR
Suraj upon arrival at DAR
How you doin'?
How you doin'?

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