June is one of thousands of dogs suffering in the streets of Dharamsala. Each week we rescue dozens of these street dogs and work to provide them with a safe and healthy environment to live. This project will fund the treatment of an additional 50 stray dogs who endure life-threatening injuries and ailments on the streets of Dharamsala, India during monsoon.
Every week, Dharamsala Animal Rescue responds to rescue calls to our helpline about dogs that have been hit by a car or animals suffering from severe wounds, illnesses, or disease. During the monsoon months of June through September, this problem is elevated as driving conditions worsen and the damp weather prevents minor injuries from healing - resulting in additional treatments for maggot infestation and other infections.
During monsoon, we see a 40% increase in street dogs suffering from injury or illness. Because healing time is slow in the wet and humid weather, some dogs spend up to 8 weeks in recovery. The surge in new cases and the longer recovery period can increase our costs to over $100 per dog. Our $5,000 donation goal will let us to save an additional 50 strays from suffering during monsoon.
Dharamsala Animal Rescue has saved the lives of 6,657 street dogs and built community in Dharamsala. The DAR team works everyday to teach the community to treat the stray animal population as a local problem that can be managed with compassion and care.