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Jan 19, 2016

#slowdownDharamsala

#slowdownDharamsala
#slowdownDharamsala

Happy New Year Global Giving Friends, 

We are trying to jump start our new year with a campaign to get drivers in Dharamsala to SLOW DOWN for STRAY DOGS. DAR deals with the aftermath of these accidents (on average 5 per week and not all survive.) 

If any of you have been to India you know that cars, buses, rickshaws, motorcycles do not stop for anything. Weaving in and around bikes, peoples, car, buses, scooters, cows, dogs and cats is the norm. 

So, how can we convince people to stop if there is an animal in their way? Let's change the narrative. Let's have every vehicle that we can, motorcycles included, have a bumper sticker saying: 

CAUTION!  Vehicle Stops For All Stray Dogs

We know many people who will put this on their vehicle proudly. Then hopefully the rest will follow! 

We are also planning a social media campaign so if you do not follow up on Facebook yet, please click below and get ready to share!

https://www.facebook.com/DharamsalaAnimalRescue/

To jump start this project we need approximately $350 to order 500 stickers. Any additional we raise will go directly to help our current patients, like Rocky.

Rocky, whom we found lying in a rocky riverbed. He is a really cute dog however his hind legs are not working. We think he got hit by a car and his real owner abandoned him. He was then hit by a vehicle and knocked off the road into a river with many rocks. He has a spinal fracture and hind leg fracture. He is super friendly and we are hoping for the best. 

We hope our campaign can help prevent more cases like Rocky's. 

Thanks for your support on this. We cannot do it without you! Click Below to donate: 

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/dharamsala-animal-rescue/

Lucky someone called us about Rocky
Lucky someone called us about Rocky
Finally dry on the rocks
Finally dry on the rocks
Rocky recovering at DAR
Rocky recovering at DAR
Dec 1, 2015

Karan needs your help

Rescue Day
Rescue Day

Dear Friends of Dharamsala Animal Rescue, 

Stray animal rescue is one of the main focuses of our work here in Dharamsala. As you know, thousands of animals live on the street of Dharamsala. Animals, especially dogs, are cruelly mistreated and often hit by cars without a hint of compassion. Luckily, we do have community members that are compassionate and will call our Help Line if they see a sick or injured animal. 

For Karan, he was unlucky to be hit in the head by a car, but then lucky that someone called us immediately to help him. At first, we did not think there was any hope. He could not walk, eat or even lift his head. After a day of medication and treatment, he started to act more alive.... wanting food, and trying to stand!! We were so happy. 

As of today, he is still with us, walking and running, begging for treats and pets, but unfortunately still falling and a bit clumsy due to his head injury. 

We are hoping for a full recovery and ask for you help to fund his healing time at DAR. If you can sponsor Karan for the holidays, or give a sponsorship for Karan as a gift, nothing would make us happier! 

Please take a look at his photos and the video of him walking around our shelter yard. 

https://youtu.be/rdHlj4XRiOQ

Thanks for helping make the lives of Dharamsala's stray animals a bit better! 

Happy Holidays from us to you. 

Day 3 - Starting to Eat
Day 3 - Starting to Eat

Links:

Sep 14, 2015

Look at that FACE! - and Final Bonus Day of 2015

Tiger
Tiger

Dear Friends of Dharamsala Animal Rescue, 

Today, I want to share the story of Tiger. Tiger lives on the street and had been wandering around with a huge tumour. Unfortunately, no one in the community alerted us. Luckily, a member of the DAR team happened to see him, so he was brought into the clinic.

To get a second opinion and some testing done on the tumor, we took him to Palampur Veterinary College, an hour and a half away where they have a much more sophisticated lab.  They confirmed that it was a benign tumour which was a relief to hear.

Our two vets Dr Harry and Dr Vinay, along with their assistant Sanjay, performed a surgical resection to remove the tumour, and Tiger is now tumour free and recovering well. He is going to find it much easier to move around now as the tumour weighed 2.5 kg!! 

Every day we treat cases of animals on the streets that are injured, sick, weak, and in need of care and we cannot do it without your support. 

Luckily, on September 16th, $70,000 in matching money becomes available on Global Giving for the FINAL BONUS DAY of the year and 30% of your donation will be matched until funds run out.

Please donate as early as possible as these funds go so quickly as this is a competition between DAR and the rest of the projects on Global Giving. 

HERE ARE THE START TIMES for different areas!
9:00 am New York time
6.30 pm India time
11:00 pm Au time
01:00 am NZ time (16 Sept)

AND HERE IS THE LINK TO DONATE!

Tiger thanks you for your ongoing support!

If you have any questions, please email me at darescue@gmail.com

 

Tiger before surgery
Tiger before surgery
Tiger Recovering
Tiger Recovering
 
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