Help Street Dogs in Dharamsala and Save Lives!

 
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Our Team at the DAV School in Yol
Our Team at the DAV School in Yol

Dharamsala Animal Rescue works to end Rabies with the Global Alliance for Rabies Control

Why World Rabies Day Matters? 

  • Rabies is a neglected disease with devastating consequences.
  • At least one person dies every ten minutes from a disease that leaves him or her begging for the end.
  • Up to 60% of estimated 70,000 people are children under 15 years old. 95% of victims are from Africa or Asia, few have access to palliative care that would alleviate the suffering of their final hours.
  • It's estimated that 20,000,000 dogs are indiscriminately culled every year, in misguided attempts to control the disease (tragically, culls cause disruptions in the population can actually accelerate outbreaks). 
  • 84% of the people who die of rabies are from impoverished communities in rural areas of Africa and Asia
  • India, has the highest rate of death by rabies in the world. 95% of the time, the disease is due to a dog bite.
Educating the Community and Vaccinating the Dogs
 
This year, DAR teamed up with the DAV School in Dharamsala. 850 children between the ages of 3 and 18 attend the school and DAR, along with the Department of Animal Husbandry of Dharamsala, educated the children on rabies, what to do if they were bit, how to avoid dogs they do not know, and to make sure that their pets and the strays in their communities get vaccinated! AND, we even had some fun. We brought some cute healthy puppies for the children to play with, held a drawing contest, and handed out prizes for correct answers on what they learned that day. 

The children also invited their parents and families to bring their pets for free rabies vaccinations by our staff. 

It was an important team effort in the community to help us on our way to rabies eradication, part of DAR's mission. 
To help us continue to do important work like this, PLEASE consider donation to us on October 15, 2014.  Gloal Giving is offering a 30% match on all donations up to $1,000 per donor per project, while funds remain. There is $75,000 available in matching and matching begins at 9:00 a.m. EDT and lasts until funds run out or 11:59 p.m. EDT.  There is also $2,000 in bonus prizes available! Here is the link: 
https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/dharamsala-animal-rescue/

Thank you so much for your continued support so we can make an impact on the animals and the people of Dharamsala. 

With Gratitude, 

 

An puppy loving student
An puppy loving student
The children were excited to answer the questions!
The children were excited to answer the questions!
Some great coloring!
Some great coloring!
The 3 girls
The 3 girls

Hi DAR friends!

Today we are going to address a huge problem in our community that really upsets us here at DAR: Puppy
Dumping!!!
For some mislead reason here in India only male dogs are coveted as pets. These 5 little girls were abandoned a couple of days ago. Despite the popular belief that males don't need to get fixed as they can't get pregnant, we suggest ALL dogs get desexed here in India (even the males as it makes them less territorial and aggressive).
Many studies have shown that while there is no difference in the inherent intelligence between the sexes, female dogs achieve maturity faster so they are much easier to train. We have vaccinated and dewormed the five gorgeous, healthy,playful pups. We will work to find them homes, but we know it will be difficult. 
Luckily though, they are quite photogenic and one of the photos taken by a volunteer was accepted into the Global Giving Photo contest! We now have the opportunity to win $1000 and also receive some publicity on the Global Giving Home page if we land in the 1 or 2 spots. Currently, we are 7th, so we are hoping that each of you could vote and share with your friends. No ICE WATER necessary : ) 
Here is the link: 
http://www.globalgiving.org/poll/photo-contest-2014/
Just click on the same photo you see in this email. 
As always, thanks for your support! 

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Park City
Park City

Hey all!

If you do the following two things:

VOTE for DAR's photo in the Global Giving Photo Contest here http://www.globalgiving.org/poll/vote/?pollOptionId=767 where we can win $1000 and gain exposure to more supporters

AND donate 20$ on Global Giving to DAR here https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/dharamsala-animal-rescue/

YOU will be a potential winner for a FREE luxurious weekend trip in Park City, Utah in your own private two bedroom condo for two nights compliments of SKI Magazine and Resorts West (www.resortswest.com). This is perfect for a romantic getaway OR can comfortably sleep up to six if you prefer to have a fun reunion with a bunch of friends!

 

The winner has one year to use the trip (before September 15, 2015...black out dates apply: Presidents week, MLK, and Christmas through New Year's).

The contest ends on August 29th!

Thanks for your support and good luck!!!

PS.. attached are some photos of where you could be vacationing this year.

Park City Mountain
Park City Mountain
Meet the Methas
Meet the Methas

Dear supporters of Dharamsala Animal Rescue, 

We cannot thank you enough for making our Donor Matching Day such a sucess! We were hoping to raise $10,000 and we hit our mark!! This will now get us through 2 more months of our work. I know we ask a lot of you, time and time again, but if it were not for all of you, we could not continue this work that is so important to all of us, and especially to Dharamsala's animals and the Dharamsala community. 

Today, I would like to talk about a few other folks that live locally in Dharamsala and spend their time helping the animals on the ground. These folks cannot donate a lot of money, but their time and efforts help make our work and the lives of animals a thousand times better!! 

First, meet the  Mehta family who are considered the "dog guardian angels" to the dogs in Civil Lines area of Dharamsala. Everyday Mr and Mrs Mehta, along with their daughter, feed around 16 stray dogs using 70kg of flour each month. They told us that they don't even like to go away on vacations as there will be no one to feed the dogs, and they would worry a pup might get sick. Our staff was so impressed with the selfless generosity and love this family pours out for these creatures day after day. If you ever see them in the Dharamsala Civil Lines area,let them know that their contribution to our community is appreciated. No one has asked them to do this; they do it out of the kindness of their own hearts... 

Next, meet Marie. She lives besides the Dalai Lama's temple and has personally taken in 5 stray dogs. The dark brown dog in the bottom right hand corner of this photo has only one front leg and would never have survived on the street. It really does take the efforts of all of us working together to make a difference. We don't want these dogs to just survive... we want them to thrive!!! And people like Marie are actively working to make that a reality!

Lastly, Meet Christa. Long before DAR even existed this incredible woman has been protecting the animals of Dharamsala! She is originally from Germany, and has lived in Mcleod Ganj for many years. Christa never leaves her house without dog food and feeds all the hungry strays she sees around town (and the many surrounding towns as well!!) When dogs are sick she personally treats them, and if they need surgery or specialized treatment beyond what she can provide she gets them to a vet immediately. She has rescued at least 8 dogs and built a monsoon shelter for them at her home so they can stay dry and healthy even during the heaviest of mountain rains. One of her adopted dogs is paralysed so Christa has constructed a wheel chair enabling the dog to get exercise and fresh air. This is a photo of her with her newest adoptee... a little pup from Bodgaya that she rescued after it's leg was amputated. Christa is not only a dear friend of DAR, but also a great inspiration. She is truly an example of compassion in action!!!

As you can see, the community of Dharamsala appreciates your donations and kindess at the utmost level. 

To see more of what is happening on the ground, please join our Facebook Page here: 

https://www.facebook.com/DharamsalaAnimalRescue 

If you would like to contribute to our cause, please go to this link here. If you can consider becoming a monthly donor, even for just $10 per month, this will help give us at DAR a huge sigh of relief to know we have montly money coming in to pay for our montly costs of about $5000 per month. 

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/dharamsala-animal-rescue/

 

As always, thank you for your ongoing support. With SO MUCH Gratitude. 

Meet Marie
Meet Marie
Meet Christa
Meet Christa

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DAR employee Munna getting a BIG thankyou!
DAR employee Munna getting a BIG thankyou!

Dear Dharamsala Animal Rescue Supporters, 

May 7th, starting at 9:00am Eastern Standard Time, Global Giving will be having a Bonus Day for all of their partners. 

We are asking all of our friends in America to give donations between $10 and $1000. Global Giving will then MATCH 30% of each donation until $75,000 is given away. We know from past experience that the money goes FAST!!! So please be generous and give early. We are hoping to make $5000 which would cover the costs of our clinic and mobile clinic for two entire months!!!!! 

Each month, we care for approximately 60 animals per month. We spay/neuter/vaccinate dogs, treat animals for skin disease, broken bones, malnutrition, dehydration, and wounds. 

Please donate on May 7th to help DAR continue our work! 

 

With Gratitude, 

DAR Founder with Giacommo
DAR Founder with Giacommo
Dr. Massey with Max
Dr. Massey with Max

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