TOLFA has experienced significant flooding and structural damage from the annual monsoon as well as unseasonable weather events since 2019. A result of climate change in the desert region of India in which we are based, these conditions are proving challenging in many ways. We have raised the floor level of some of our kennels and buildings, but require more funds to complete this work across our hospital and shelter. Severe flooding affects our sick & injured animals as well as our staff.
Since 2019 the worsening monsoon rains have caused flooding and structural damage to our hospital buildings. This means sick and injured animals have to be evacuated to other areas, which causes a lot of distress. The constant cycle of torrential rain and flooding which lasts for at least 2 months every year means the buildings are left with water damage and are crumbling. Due to climate change we are also experiencing hotter summers, colder winters, and other weather events such as cyclones.
We have successfully flood-proofed other parts of our hospital by raising the floor levels. We plan to do this with the remaining buildings by lifting them up and correcting the water damage. This rebuild, of our Mange Kennels in particular, will make a huge difference for our animals and staff, meaning we don't have to move sick, vulnerable animals during the rainy season. We want to work through the monsoon without wading through several feet of water and risking the welfare of rescued animals
To be able to work in an environment that doesn't flood every year will make a huge difference to TOLFA. Mange Kennel block consists of 20 kennels that are unusable when it floods. The buildings will be raised soundly above the flood level meaning that we won't have to make temporary fixes to crumbling walls caused by water damage. When these works are undertaken we will be able to continue helping animals in need and be able to provide the best chance of recovery for the animals in our care.
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