Each year thousands of homeless animals become sick & injured. With no owners to take them to the vet, their medical problems can become life-threatening. In the Himalayan town of Manali, India, Manali Strays is the only animal rescue and vet hospital for homeless animals. We treat their medical problems, sterilise, and vaccinate them against the deadly rabies virus. We aim to end the suffering of street animals by creating a healthy, sterilised population that live in harmony with humans.
Manali Strays is the only animal rescue and veterinary hospital for homeless street animals in a 200 km radius. Government vet facilities only operate on an outpatient basis, and mainly treat large animals owned by local residents. We are the only facility offering 24-hour inpatient services, specifically set up to save street animals that would otherwise go untreated after being hit by vehicles, contracting infectious diseases, developing cancer, being attacked by other animals, etc.
We have spent the past 2 years setting up our rescue centre and hospital. So far, each year we treat approx. 800 animals and sterilise 500 dogs, but the number of rescue calls we receive is always increasing. We don't want to have to say no to any street animal in need of medical attention due to lack of resources. With your help we will be able to treat and sterilise many more animals, and each month have the resources to continue, ensuring a safe environment for street animals to recover.
Providing quality medical care and a facility for street animals to recover encourages the wider community to seek help for street animals when they see them suffering. Before Manali Strays, people ignored the suffering because there was nowhere to take animals for treatment. As we sterilise all our rescues and carry out sterilisation camps, we are working towards controlling the street dog/cat population, creating a healthy sustainable population that lives in harmony with the community.