Dharamsala Animal Rescue is now an official Indian NGO!! What does this mean you ask? It means that DAR is now in control of it's own destiny. We now have the capability to raise funds in India, buy our own land, build our own clinic and hire our own staff. Prior to this, DAR was just a USA charity supporting the ocal NGOs on the ground, The Himalayan Nature Society and Tibet Charity. After pulling funding last fall from The Himalayan Nature Society due to poor management, we now are looking at a more hopeful future.
Currently, we have found land for our new project. It will include an ABC/AR (animal birth control/anti rabies) project in association with the Dharamsala Government Department of Animal Husbandry and hopefully with support of the Animal Welfare Board of India. It will also include a rescue operation and an expanded Wesley's Paw project which focuses on education, adoption. We will also provide room and board for key staff so the animals are not left alone overnight and we will provide some volunteer housing! We are also looking at hiring more staff and getting them trained. We are still supporting the NGO, Tibet Charity and running the Wesley's Paw project.
Now that the land is purchased, we need to raise funds to build the structures, most importantly the hospital. We have started a microproject to support this need. If you would like to contribute to the new clinic fund please click here:
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