Project #10336

Help Street Dogs in Dharamsala and Save Lives!

by Dharamsala Animal Rescue

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
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.

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



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)


Tiger thanks you for your ongoing support!

If you have any questions, please email me at


Tiger before surgery
Tiger before surgery
Tiger Recovering
Tiger Recovering

Dear DAR friends,

This is a story of all of the nameless puppies we see on the streets every day. If you are an animal person, I am sure you have seen the following before:

  • One female dog can produce 2 litters of 6 - 10 puppies per year.
  • This means one unspayed female and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in 6 years.
  • An estimate 80% of the dogs will be euthanized in shelters.
  • Why Spay? Do you know 67,000 people who want a new dog?

These statistics are for western countries only.

  • In India, instead of the 80% of the dogs being euthanized, they will die as puppies of starvation, parvo, distemper and poisoning. As adults, they may die beatings and car accidents. To me, euthanasia sounds like a dream come true for these dogs.
  • In Dharamsala, about 1% of the human population will adopt a local breed or street dog. The rest, if they get a dog, it will be a breed dog bought from a pet shop. The only street dogs that will be adopted are black males because they are thought to have spiritual/protective auras.
  • In Dharamsala, people are still dying of rabies due to getting bitten by an unvaccinated stray.
  • So Why Spay? Do you have to still ask?

This puppy, is the only surviving puppy of her litter. The rest died of disease and car accidents from what we were told. Since she is a female, she will never have a home except for the streets. Same as her mother.  In order to humanely control the population and create a sustainable amount of dogs on the streets that we can keep healthy, the only way, is our ABC/AR (Animal Birth Control) program.

Please consider donating to this program on Global Giving Bonus Day on July 15th. We are trying to raise $20,000 for this program. Here are some of the associated monthly costs:

Cost for a female spay and post operative care (based on 3 day stay): $35
Cost for a male neuter and post operative care (based on 3 day stay): $27
Monthly Total: 60 dogs per month (total based on 30/30) = $1860 
Salary of Vet for ABC/AR project: $400
Salary of a Vet Assistant: $140
Monthly Rent for Clinic: $250
These expenses may seem small from a western perspective, but we only ever have about two months in the bank for our work. If we can raise $20,000 on July 15th, we will be able to breath a sigh of relief.




On July 15th, there is $115,000 in matching available on Global Giving USA

Donate to DAR on Global Giving

Also, for the first time ever, GlobalGiving UK will also be putting up £8,500

Donate to DAR on Global Giving UK

Matching begins at 9:00:01 EDT and lasts until funds run out or 23:59:59 EDT. DAR will receive 50% match on any donation made but please note we are in competition with hundreds of Global Giving partners for the funds, so please donate EARLY!!!

CLICK HERE  for the time in your area!

*Donations from UK taxpayers are eligible for Gift Aid (25% extra to DAR).*
Thank you so much for your ongoing support!
*if you would like a reminder email of when Bonus Day starts, please send me an email at:

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Organization Information

Dharamsala Animal Rescue

Location: san francisco, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Deb Jarrett
North Kingstown, Rhode Island United States
$115,302 raised of $150,000 goal
1,692 donations
$34,698 to go
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