TOLFA Animal Hospital & Shelter rescues over 4,000 animals from the streets of India every year. We provide vital medical care and attention to sick & injured ownerless animals. With over 30 rescue calls daily we need more space at our hospital. Help us build another block of 27 rescue kennels to house street dogs in urgent need of medical care and love. *UPDATE* We met our initial target! Thank you! We are now raising funds to FEED the dogs that will be in these new kennels for 12 months.
Thousands of animals live on the streets in Rajasthan, India. Street dogs are a common sight, and although many are looked after by the community, they are always at risk of accidents and disease. With no other veterinary services available to ownerless dogs, TOLFA animal hospital and shelter is there to provide the medical attention, love and care that they need. Our existing 153 rescue kennels are now full to overflowing and so we need more space to look after all the dogs needing our care.
We will build more kennels at our animal hospital to provide space for rescued street dogs to recover from sickness or injury. TOLFA is an established NGO working in this area since 2005 and founded by a British vet nurse. The dogs we rescue are suffering for a variety of reasons but most commonly because they have big wounds, fractures from being in a road traffic accident, respiratory and skin diseases or internal and external parasites. TOLFA provides the veterinary care to save these dogs.
With the extra kennel space we can help up to 500 more dogs a year, saving them from unnecessary suffering on the streets. We sterilise all dogs that come through our rescue project to humanely control the street dog population. We also rabies vaccinate all our rescue dogs to prevent the spread of this horrific disease to humans and other animals. The long-term impact for the dogs and local people is improved health and welfare, decrease in rabies cases and fewer animals on the streets.