Project #10336

Help Street Dogs in Dharamsala and Save Lives!

by Dharamsala Animal Rescue
Will you give us a home?
Will you give us a home?

Dear DAR Friends, 


This is a story of Honor and Peace, two small pups that were born on the street, literally, on a main road of Dharamsala. Their mom contracted distemper and died...then both Honor and Peace were hit by cars. They were maybe 5 weeks old. 

Honor was the luckier of the two. She just had a wound on her little paw and leg and she healed quickly. Peace, was not so lucky. Her hind leg was broken in two places. We gave it some time to see if it would heal, but eventually we had to amputate her leg. 

Today, they are both healthy pups and in need of good homes. They are approximately 13 - 14 weeks old.

It is very difficult to find homes for girl dogs in India. The "girl" is looked at as not as good. Beyond that, it is nearly impossible to find a home in India for a disabled dog. 

This year alone, we have sent 13 dogs to other countries, the majority of them being three legged girls. We are hoping to find a home for both Honor and Peace, so they can stay together. As you can see in the photos they just love each. I am sure their bond is a special one because they pulled through disaster together.

It is not cheap to send them to USA and Canada. It is approximately $1500 each. We usually ask for half of the money to come from the adopter and the rest will we try to fundraise for. If any of you are interested in adopting Peace and Honor together (or separately) please reply to this email. If you can afford the entire amount, that is amazing!

As the final BONUS DAY is upon us, September 21, we are hoping to raise funds to help get these two forever homes. 

The details of the Bonus Day are as follows:

GlobalGiving is providing $60,000 in matching funds that will be released in two $30,000 pots as well as awarding $2,000 in bonus prizes! The Time-Release Bonus Day will start at 06:00 am EDT on September 21st and end at 23:59:59 pm EDT on September 21st. 

Please mark your calendars and let's find these two cuties a home! Any additional funds will go to help our ongoing work.

Thank you for your ongoing support. 



Photo Contest Entry
Photo Contest Entry

Hi DAR friends, 

A month ago, a lovely girl, Saira Mangat, who is applying to be a theater major in college, came to volunteer at Dharamsala Animal Rescue. 

She wrote a play for kids called, "I am a Street Dog, So What?" to encourage them to be kind to street dogs. We gathered volunteers from the community and the play was performed for the two schools in Rakkar Village where DAR is located. 

The play showed a dog's life from the perspective of the dog. It also showed how it would be if humans were treated poorly by the dogs; if they were being kicked, ignored, or had stones regularly thrown at them. The play incorporated some humor into the serious subject and kids all laughed at the appropriate moments. 

At the end of the play, a member of DAR spoke about our work. We also brought three adorable puppies that had been dumped at our doorstep for the children to play with, if they wanted. We were all so happily surprised that the kids many jumped at the change to hug and pet the pups. 

This  little girl pictured, told us the story of her family dog: 

"My family used to have a dog, but it got rabies.  The villagers stoned him to death. I love dogs."

This photo I took of her while she was telling this story was selected as a finalist in the GlobalGiving's 2016 Photo Contest Green category! DAR is competing for a $1,000 prize and the opportunity to be featured on Global Giving's homepage and in social media promotions. This will help us raise more funds and continue our mission. 

Please VOTE HERE beginning at 12pm EDT on July 18th and ending at 12pm EDT on July 22nd. You can only vote one so please share this with your friends!

Thank you for your continued support. Please find photos of the event attached to this email. 

Fingers crossed for DAR!




Saira the Playwright
Saira the Playwright
School Boys with Birdy and Casey
School Boys with Birdy and Casey
The Players
The Players


Sunny's Journey

Hello DAR friends, 

We love it when we tragedy turns in a miracle. That is the story I want to share with you today. 

On March 10, we received a call about a puppy being hit by a car. Now, unfortunately for us, we get calls like this daily. What was unusual is that this was one of the bloodiest messes we have seen in years. Even in all of the pain he was in, he was calm and quiet. 

After and x-ray and other tests, it was determined that the only way he could survive, was if we amputated his front leg. Now, this was great news, however, since in India, hardly anyone adopts stray dogs from the street, let alone a dog with three legs, that this would cause issues with our already maxed out facility. However, of course we did the amputation and off he went.. Literally! Even though he was shy and kept to himself a lot, love from humans and some other dogs helped to bring him out of his shell. Take a look at Sunny on his first hike below:

Sunny's First Hike

Then, miraculously, after a few Facebook posts and email communication about our dear Sunny, a family from the United States decided he was a perfect for their family. WE WERE OVER THE MOON! 

It is not cheap to get a dog out of Dharamsala to Pennsylvania, so with the efforts of many people (mostly the adoptive family) to find donors, we can now happily report he is now sleeping on couches, and getting taking on walks to creeks. 

We all miss him terribly but could not be happier to know that he will have an incredible life full of love and fun. His new life is about as far away from the life of street dog of India that one could be. 

If you can, please mark down the date and time for the next Global Giving Matching Day where Dharamsala Animal Rescue will receive a 50% Matching for each donation you make until funds run out. On June 15 from 9AM EDT to 11:59PM EDT $110,000 are availble for matching.

In addition for the UK folks, Global Giving UK has 10,000 pounds worth of matching funds. DAR will receive 50% matching if you donate betweek on June 16th from 14:00 BST to 4:59:59 BST. 

So, please, mark your calendars, share with your friends, and help us help more Sunny's ! 

Thank you!



Dear DAR supporters, 

Meet Nikki. Nikki was found in a ditch. Starving.  Dehydrated. She was so weak and terrified she could not stand properly. Blood tests showed she was severly anemic. 

Luckily, a local DAR supporter named Vidushi, to alert us about Nikki is slowly recovering. 

Meet Kuro. Kuro is also severely anemic. She has lost half of her fur because of low immunity. No pup this young should have such sad eyes. 

Puppies born on the streets of Dharamsala suffer greatly. Now both Nikki and Kuro have second chances. 

The veterinary care, the food, the shelter - it is an expensive undertaking to save Nikki and Kuro and many others just like them. The situation of the animals in India can be overwhelming and we know we cannot save them all. But, what we do know, is that we can save Nikki and Kuro with your help. 

On March 16th, from 9AM - 11:59PM EST, every donation you give to help Nikki and Kuro will be matched by GlobalGiving. We know everyone on this list are animal lovers like us and we thank you for your generosity and kindness. 

We hope that with your help, we can make this Matching Day successful, so that we can continue to help our community. DAR was named a Top Partner for GlobalGiving in 2015. Thanks for helping us with this honor! 

Thank you from the DAR TEAM. 

Kamlesh, Parveen, Sanjay, Dr. Hari, Dr. Gaurav, Shamsher, Veena, Vijay, Pavna, Richard, Becky, Deb and Balochi

Top Ranked Partner
Top Ranked Partner



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!

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:

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

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Dharamsala Animal Rescue

Location: san francisco, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Deb Jarrett
North Kingstown, Rhode Island United States
$104,633 raised of $150,000 goal
1,519 donations
$45,367 to go
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